Enter the grim Victorian prison with whitewashed cells and barred windows. On the ground floor is a history of policing in Yorkshire from the Anglo-Saxons to the formation of professional policing.
Upstairs, crime and punishment is the theme, with many hands-on activities to help imagine the horror of the Victorian prison regime.
Travel by public transport
Travel by taxi
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Prison & Police Museum ticket desk
Things to See and Do
Ground floor cells
The corridor and cells on the ground floor of the museum are small, with narrow doorways.
There is uneven stone flooring.
Prison & Police Museum toilet
Prison & Police Museum shop
The stairs to the first floor are very worn and uneven. A handrail is provided.
Getting around outside
The museum has a small yard just outside the main entrance. Entry is through a gateway. The yard has an uneven stone floor.
Customer care support
Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the Workhouse Museum, please request one in advance of your visit.