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Courthouse Museum

Minster Road
North Yorkshire

The Georgian Courthouse is virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830. With the closure of the court in 1998 it was opened as a museum a year later.

Stand in the dock and be sentenced, learn about the 18th century King's Proclamation against Vice and watch the audio-visual presentation of cases heard in its opening scession.

Find out about people who were transported to Australia for stealing as little as a pair of boots and see a cat o'nine tails as used on the transport ships in the exhibition 'One Way to Botany Bay'.

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Opposite the Cathedral.

Courthouse Museum Postcode for SatNav: HG4 1QP


+44 (0)1765 690 799 (Ripon Museum Trust)

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