MUSEUM OF YORKSHIRE POOR LAW
Allhallowgate Ripon


This new museum has been established in the Men's Casual Wards (1877) of Ripon's Victorian Union Workhouse buildings. The fourteen cells where the tramps were locked up for the night, the ablutions room, the old dayroom and workyard have all been refurbished to give a portrayal of the grim treatment of vagrants a hundred years ago.
There is a Hard Times Gallery depicting the harsh conditions of the poor in Victorian times. In a large day room (added in the 1920's) and in the cells are wall displays showing conditions in Yorkshire's workhouses in by-gone days.

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