Courthouse Museum, Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS
The Georgian Courthouse remains virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830; stand in the dock to hear your fate or sit at the magistrate's bench to deliver the verdict. Our displays tell the story of the courthouse and the people who passed through it. This year, the theme for Heritage Open Days is 'Locked Up'. Especially for Heritage Open Days we are opening up the original holding cell underneath the courthouse. Experience this dark and forbidding cell where prisoners would wait before being led up into the dock for trial and see what very few others have before. On Sunday 14th September entry to the museum is free. For families, try on the judge's robes and wig and take part in a family activity trail.
This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.
Ripon Museum Trust
Date last modified: 19th June 2014 at 16:46