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 44 2/27/2018 12/25/2018
Funding Bid Writing Volunteer 1

Collections Volunteer

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Collections Volunteer 88 2/22/2018 12/25/2018

Events at Ripon Musuems

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Ghost Walks 1
Sights & Sounds 1 3/10/2018 3/10/2018

Front of House

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Courthouse Museum Front Desk Volunteer 92 2/22/2018 7/20/2018
Prison & Police Museum Front Desk Volunteer 77 2/22/2018 7/20/2018
Workhouse Main Block Visitor Host 76 2/22/2018 7/20/2018
Workhouse Museum Front Desk Volunteer 49 2/22/2018 7/20/2018

Learning Volunteer

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Adult Group Tour Guide 1
Family Activities - School Holidays 1

Maintenance Volunteer

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Maintenance Volunteer 90 2/22/2018 1/1/2019


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Leafleting for events 1

Ripon Museums Trustee

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Ripon Museums Trustee 1

Workhouse Garden

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Gardener 88 2/22/2018 12/25/2018

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.