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Small but informative.

This is a very small museum but also very interesting. We were lucky that we were the only two... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Hexham, United Kingdom
3 out of 3

This was our 3rd and last on the combined ticket. A small fascinating museum. The continuing... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Ken H
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a very small museum but also very interesting. We were lucky that we were the only two people visiting at this time so we could spend as long as we wanted reading about this fascinating place but I imagine if there are lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kimberley28
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Please see the Workhouse Museum review. This museum sets the scene for how justice used to be dispensed. There is some interactive facility available.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert F B
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Display boards around the Courthouse buildings recreate some of the more interesting cases heard in the court. Combined with the Police and Prison museum and the Workhouse, you can gain a detailed insight into life in old Ripon. An interesting day out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeteA57
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Again as part of a 3 part location visit.The courthouse was a small attraction as the law / suspects etc are so close to each other.Very interesting and a good chat to the lads on the door aswell.Oh bring back those times i say.JUST MY...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaulLeatherbarrow
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Very small museum but absolutely fascinating. How incredible that this has been preserved in such great condition. It really does bring it all to life. A combined ticket makes for great value too

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This was our 3rd and last on the combined ticket. A small fascinating museum. The continuing saga of the criminal and his fall from legal decent and honest to transportation to Austraia, a good way of highlighting crime and punishment. Thoroughly enjoyed out tour round,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I did this as part of the 3 museum ticket. I actually thought this museum was the most interesting which surprised me as I thought it would be the other 2. The other 2 were but I was most intrigued by this. I downloaded the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here after first seeing the Workhouse and Prison & Police Museums in Ripon. This is the smallest, set over just 2/3 rooms but it’s still worth a visit. No shop or toilets as far as we saw. Gentleman on reception was friendly and helpful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We were a little disappointed at this museum there wasn't much to see here, there were 3 rooms the first wasn't too bad, the second room was where school children get dressed it appeared when they re enact a court room scene, then the court...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jammyjan123
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

You had figures dressed up in the courtroom has what it would have looked like in those days. Also it explained the punishment people would receive if found guilty. Also there is a chance you can dress up in a judges wig and gown. Staff...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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