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Ripon Museum Trust

Workhouse Museum

75 Allhallowgate


North Yorkshire



tel: +44 (0)1765 690799




email: [email protected]



Contact details: James Etherington


Date of visit: 9 August 2016


Nature and extent of collection


600 pieces. The museum tells the history of policing in Yorkshire. Numismatic collection is comprised of a large number of Police medals and badges.



All numbers below are estimated


Medals (commemorative or military): 100 Police medals

Other: 500 Police badges


Specific strengths: Police medals and badges.


Library: N/A





Database used: PAST PERFECT


Proportion of collection on database: 0%


How much detail in database entries? N/A


Are images incorporated? N/A


Is the database accessible to the public? N/A


Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A





Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? No.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? No.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? No.



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.


Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? No.


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A

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