Ripon Workhouse Ghost Hunts

A workhouse has stood on this same site since 1776, the present building was completed in January 1855. During the Victorian period vagrants become a growing problem.  In 1877a separate block of buildings was provided where, in exchange for work, they received a meal and a bed for the night.

Residents of Ripon would ask to be admitted to the workhouse if they had no other means to support themselves e.g., no job or family.
If granted admission people would be separated into women, men, children, old, less able-bodied and vagrants (homeless people not local to Ripon). They would be given accommodation and meals in return for work. The workhouse was self-sufficient, with its own teacher, chaplain and doctors. Inmates chopped their own firewood, did laundry, grew vegetables to eat, and the workhouse even had its own infirmary.

The walls of Ripon Workhouse hold many secrets, this event will provide you with a great opportunity to see what life in the workhouse was like for the inmates and hopefully experience the many spooky goings on that are reported here by staff and visitors alike.  Many have reported seeing ghostly figures in many parts of the building, unexplained bangs and knocks, doors opening and closing of their own accord, people have also reported being touched or having their clothes pulled, with voices coming from empty rooms. This investigation is one not to be missed.



  • Work in smaller and more personal groups
  • Take part in a variety of activities such as Seances and more
  • Access to ghost hunting equipment such as K-II, trigger objects, ghost meters, EDI’s etc.
  • Opportunities to conduct lone vigils for those feeling brave
  • A friendly and experienced team of investigators offering help and advice throughout the night
  • Qualified first aider present
  • Tea, coffee, cordial  and biscuits included in the cost

Tea, coffee, juices and light snacks provided during this event at the scheduled break times, to help the environment we ask you bring your own travel mugs for your drinks.

Parking is available at this location. The car park is located at the top of the museum, this is the main carpark. Please do not park in front of the museum due to a weak bridge and no turning Circle.

Arrival is 15 minutes before the event start time, early admittance is not permitted.

Further information will be sent to all attendees via email 5 Days before the event.

On some events we offer a deposit option, where this option is available you can book with a non-refundable deposit by booking with a deposit you agree to paying any outstanding balance one month prior to the event. Or you can pay in full at the time booking.

Where you choose to pay with paypal , you can choose paypal pay in 3. where you can spread the cost of your booking in 3 installments see paypal for more details.

Not suitable for wheelchair users. 

For people with walking difficulties or mobility issues please contact us before booking.

All attendees must be aged 18 years or over 

Not suitable for pregnant ladies 

Flat gripped footwear must be worn no heels.

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Availability & Prices

Saturday 19th October 2024

8.30pm – 1.30am

£49.00 per person

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