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A school history trip to York and Ripon with a focus on crime and punishment will give your students the opportunity to experience how this has evolved through the centuries.
You’ll visit York Castle Museum, which is housed in 18th century prison buildings. Here, you’ll get a flavour of what life was really like in the original cells. You’ll also get to meet some of the most infamous inmates, including notorious highwayman Dick Turpin!
You’ll also enjoy a day focused on crime and punishment at Ripon Museums. Your students will be able to take part in a trial at the Courthouse, enjoy lunch at the Workhouse and take part in a Sinkler Brothers role play at the Police & Prison Museum. You’ll also enjoy a tour focusing on early policing, poaching and transportation, as well as what it was like to ‘do time’.
Depart school and travel to York
Visit to York Castle Museum (optional Crime & Punishment workshop)
Time to explore York city centre
Option to visit York Dungeon, York Minster or York's Chocolate Story
Check in to accommodation
Evening meal at accommodation
Depart York and travel to Ripon
Crime and punishment day at Ripon museums
Late afternoon departure from Ripon
Return to school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- 49-seater executive coach
- Access to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- VAT at current rate to tour operators
- Visit to York Castle Museum
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The hostel offers modern rooms and facilities in a historic location with a 24/7 café, bar, games room, pool table and wi-fi in public areas.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with teachers in twins or singles.
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Nothing to improve - I was very impressed with the quality of communication and organisation throughout. Many thanks to Laura for being so helpful and professional.— St Bede's Inter-Church School, May 2019
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