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Workhouse Museum

The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Fascinating visit

Having visited a well preserved workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire a good few years ago, I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sheffield, UK
Those poor souls.

We have visited many museums over our travels but this one left a strong impression on both of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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The Workhouse Museum Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE, England
+44 1765 690799
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Reviewed yesterday

Having visited a well preserved workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire a good few years ago, I already knew what to expect. This place certainly didn't disappoint. There are lots of areas to see including the single occupant dormitories, the main office, kitchens, school class room, outside...More

Thank Anarchon
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited many museums over our travels but this one left a strong impression on both of us. The need for such an institution is the first thing that touches you and the circumstances and hardships that people must have faced to need the...More

Thank raymondpearce83
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found that this visit was very informative and some of the information was incredible, like the prescription of tobacco for respiratory diseases. Went to the governors room and waiting room, and then around the rest of the buildings that could be accessed. We then...More

Thank Stuart E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting place to visit, the staff very pleasant and helpful, plenty to see of what life was like for poor people in the past. Good parking close by, good accessibility has a lift for upper floor. Plenty of places to eat or drink (we...More

Thank twinkiewoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner are both into history and this was a first for us, visiting a former workhouse. We found it very interesting and a worthwhile visit. The woman at the reception was very friendly and the prices are good. It costs 12 pounds...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the workhouse museum first we paid for combined ticket 's which are valid for 12 months from day of purchase ,but we managed to visit all three such a good insights to what happened year's ago some not so nice for the...More

1  Thank traceymudie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just so enjoyed the history, from the outset it is detailed from when you are allowed in to expectations of behaviour and rule abiding. Very interactive and a good day out experience. Worth the visit.

Thank LifeenjoyedMD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An insight to days gone by and the treatment poor people endured lots of information boards around and hands on stuff to do. Even has a restraint chair and mortuary very macabre but fascinating

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting visit I would recommend it , just to see how hard life could be in the past and how fortunate we are now

Thank Doz26
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this gem seeking shelter from the rain and very pleased we did. Lovely staff on duty today and very helpful. The museum is atmospheric and informative. Sadly due to the weather we were unable to see much outside which was a shame. We...More

Thank Oldbird1
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Mo S
how much is the joint ticket for workhouse etc cheers mo
27 January 2016|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello Mo - sorry for the delay in answering - we'd not had a prompt you had messaged us. The combined entry ticket for all 3 museums - valid for 12 months is £12 per adult, £26 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children... More
Are dogs allowed?
28 July 2015|
Response from KOMall | Property representative |
Hello I'my sorry only assistance dogs are allow in the museums Thank you for you question and I hope you visit us soon! Katy Admin and marketing assistant