Courthouse Museum Ripon North Yorkshire
76 Allhallowgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LE
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Law | Drama / Performing Arts | Parks and Gardens | Curriculum Subject / Activity Type | Storytelling | Crime and Punishment | English | Museums | Historic Buildings | Themed Attraction | Citizenship | Historical Heritage | Crafts | PSHE | History | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Day Trip Destinations
What we offer on a school trip
Our elegant Georgian Courthouse remains virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830. Following closure of the Magistrates Court in 1998, it was opened as a museum a year later. The permanent display offers an illustrated history of the use of the Courthouse, suitable for all ages.
Discover what happened in a courtroom in the 1800s at the Courthouse Museum and learn about the Liberty of Ripon. Experience standing in the dock and waiting for your sentence.
The attraction is managed by Ripon Museum Trust, who also run the nearby Prison & Police Museum and Courthouse Museum. Together, the three museums tell the story of poverty, crime and punishment in Yorkshire.