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.

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Mia Waskikowska as Jane Eyre

Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë: Costumes from Films and Television

  • 15 October — 31 December 2016 *on now

This sumptuous exhibition features the wedding dresses worn by Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet in the 1995 film of Sense and Sensibility, and an outfit worn by Mia Waskikowska in the 2011 film Jane Eyre, together with costumes from the ever popular BBC TV’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice and ITV’s 2007 Mansfield Park.

The curators have also put together a special display highlighting wedding fashions of the 1870s, 1920s and 1980s, a lovely opportunity to take a closer look at wedding dresses and accessories from the Harrogate costume collection.

Image credit: Mia Waskikowska as Jane Eyre (2011), Snap Stills/Rex_Shutterstock

Suitable for

  • Any age


£4 adults, £2.35 children, £2.90 concessions, family £11.50


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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Warm Wintery Crafts

  • 19 — 23 December 2016

Drop in between 1pm and 3pm to enjoy sewing, sticking and stocking making with different craft activities available throughout the week.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10


Included with your museum entry fee.


image of a card with children sat at a table crafting

Say 'Thank You' Nicely

  • 28 December 2016 1-3pm

Have you been spoilt this Christmas? Come and join in our drop in craft session and make some beautiful thank you cards to send to your generous friends and family.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Activities are included with standard museum entry charges.


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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