Ripon Museum Trust


Welcome to The Yorkshire Law & Order Museums. Our three sites within the centre of the city of Ripon, tell the unique story of the Liberty Courthouse, Prison and Victorian Workhouse.

All ages, all abilities, all welcome! If you are interested in doing some volunteering check out our current Volunteer Opportunities!

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Administration / Fundraising Volunteer

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Admin volunteer 1
Funding Bid Writing Volunteer 1

Events at Ripon Musuems

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Events Volunteer 1
Ghost Walks 1

Front of House

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Courthouse Museum Front Desk Volunteer 20 2/26/2020 4/30/2020
Prison & Police Museum Front Desk Volunteer 187 2/26/2020 11/29/2020
Workhouse Main Block Visitor Host 9 2/26/2020 4/30/2020
Workhouse Museum Front Desk Volunteer 21 2/26/2020 4/30/2020


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Workhouse Garden 1

Learning Volunteer

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Adult Group Tour Guide 1

Maintenance Volunteer

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Housekeeping 1


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Leafleting for events 1

Ripon Museums Trustee

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Ripon Museums Trustee 1

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enrich the lives of all who experience and are inspired by our historic law and order sites and collection so that they gain insights into, and are provoked into thinking about, how the treatment of offenders and the relief of the poor have developed over the last 200 years. We will be a model of the ways in which the past is used to create a deeper, more compassionate and more
equitable society.
We also want to enhance substantially Ripon’s sense of place and to improve the wellbeing of our volunteers and our local community.

Ripon Museum Trust is an organisation of dedicated, enthusiastic and skilled individuals who look after three unique heritage buildings, their collections and visitors with a team of over 140 volunteers.