Information kindly sent from the Ripon Museums, always an interesting visit whatever time of year. Visit their website to book tickets at the Ripon Museums.  

'Step back in time and follow the story of poverty, crime and punishment through our three museums when they re-open on Saturday 8th February

For the past year, we have been creating a new home for some of our museum collections. Early in January 2020, with the help of Community Payback, we moved over 100 boxes, containing over 1100 objects into the new store.

In 2020, we’ll be holding exhibitions, events, talks and activities that acknowledge and celebrate the hidden and untold stories of the women who spent time in our institutions.  Through a varied programme of exhibitions and activities, we will reveal what life was like for women in our workhouse, prison, police service and courthouse in the past and for those who are still affected by our themes today.

Call into Cell 13 of the Prison and Police Museum to see a moving and hard-hitting art installation by Faye Claridge. Sharing the experiences of current and historic female prisoners through audio, textile and photography, this exhibition will run until 6th September.'