Royal Pump Room Museum

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
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Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum to discover the intriguing story of how Harrogate became a spa town. Discover stories of Russian royalty and disappearing crime writers, marvel at the amazing spa treatments and join a tour to see the strongest sulphur well in Europe.
Discover our fantastic Egyptian collections and the scientific testing going on to find out more.
See temporary displays of costume, jewellery and social history.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Open daily Monday - Saturday 10.30am to 5pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Closes 4pm November to March.

Admission charges

Adults £4, Children £2.35, Concessions £2.90, Family Ticket £11.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Harrogate Children's Book Group

  • 3 December 2017 2:30-3:30pm

Join us for storytelling and crafts in the Royal Pump Room Museum on the first Sunday of each month. Families attending the book group receive free entry to the museum.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children



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Retail Therapy

  • 30 November 2017 11am-1pm

Explore aspects of our town past and present during our regular well-being walks - you'll learn something new and enjoy some fresh air and exercise at the same time.

This walk will help you discover elegant shop fronts, arcades and departments stores that tell the story of Harrogate's fine tradition of shopping and shopkeeping.

All walks meet at the Royal Pump Room Museum at 11.00 and finish at the Mercer Art Gallery for a cup of tea around 1.00pm.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£5 per person, booking advised. Please call 01423 556188.


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Object Handling Session: Please Touch

  • 12 December 2017 2-3pm

Pop on a pair of white gloves and join our Assistant Curator Nicola Baxter for a closer look at fragile items from our museum collections of jewellery, accessories and social history. This session will delve into Christmas Past with seasonal collections of Victorian Christmas cards and festive decorations from the 1960's.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£4 per person, booking required.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

A Step by Step guide to Egyptian Mummification

A brief guide to why and how ancient Egyptians preserved their bodies for eternity, with a simple quiz to test what students have learnt.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Royal Pump Room Museum
Crown Place
North Yorkshire




01423 556188


01423 556130

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