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Ripon Museums to welcome families for half term activities

Ripon Museums are offering activities for families this half term.

Ripon museums have a range of family activities to get stuck into this May half term.

Throughout the week, families can explore history across the Workhouse, Prison & Police Museum and Victorian Courthouse and learn about the lives of the people who inhabited them.

Each museum offers a glimpse into the past, telling important stories of poverty, law and social justice.

Cathee Jackson, newly appointed Marketing Manager for Ripon Museums Trust, said:

“We are thrilled to be welcoming family and friends to the museums this half term.

"We hope they enjoy their experience exploring history and learning about the fascinating people through interactive storytelling and crafts.”

What's on?

Workhouse Museum

  • Victorian games – Master Victorian quoits, hoop and stick and skittles.
  • Victorian Kitchen - Wednesday and Thursday baking cheese and herb scones in our Victorian kitchen.
  • Crafting activities – Create your own puppets of characters from the Workhouse.
  • Explore the heritage gardens - The gardens provide a tranquil setting to relax and learn about Victorian horticulture.

Prison & Police Museum Victorian Law & Order

  • Hang your head in shame in the stocks!
  • Catch the thief and take their finger prints!
  • Dress up in costumes and have your mugshot taken behind bars!

Courthouse Museum – See justice served...

  • Trial in a box – Will you find them guilty or not guilty?
  • See what it is like to stand in the docks, be the defendant and be the judge.
  • Dress up and take photos in this historic setting.

 Tickets can be purchased at the museum.

For more information, visit their website or contact the Ripon Museums Trust at 01765 690799.

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