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:

Museum

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)

Discounts

  • 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.
Cartoon showing a crowd outside the Pump Room

Herbert P. Templar's Harrogate cartoons

  • 22 June 2017 10:30-11:30am *on now

Who better to show you our wonderful collection of cartoons by H.P. Templar than Harrogate historian Malcolm Neesam? Templar's drawings, which depict the daily routines of visitors to Harrogate in the 1890's, are packed with interesting details and comic observations of the busy spa town in its heyday. Booking is required, £6 per person.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£6 per person

Website

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20151/royal_pump_room_museum

Mask of Anubis

Ancient Egypt in Harrogate: How our wonderful Egyptian collections were unearthed

  • 3 July 2017 2-3:30pm

Professor Joann Fletcher explores the links between Ancient Egypt and Yorkshire from Roman times to the 21st century. She will discuss the results of new research obtained from museums around Yorkshire, including Harrogate's own very special Egyptology collection. Booking required, £6 per person.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£6 per person.

Website

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20151/royal_pump_room_museum

Mask of Anubis

Art of Ancient Egypt

  • 8 July 2017 1-4pm
  • 15 July 2017 1-4pm

Decorate a pharaoh's mask, create beaded jewellery and make a lucky Eye of Horus talisman. Then have your face painted and dress up in Ancient Egyptian costume to really look the part. Drop in session from 1pm until 4pm. Most activities are included with museum admission charges, face painting £2.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Most activities included with standard admission charges, face painting £2 per person.

Website

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20151/royal_pump_room_museum

mask of Anubis

Handling rare Egyptian objects

  • 10 July 2017 1:30-2:30pm

Come along and have a detailed look at some of Harrogate's Ancient Egyptian artefacts, including a 6000 year old vessel from before the time of the Pharoahs. Discover how this astonishing collection came into our care. Booking required, £6 per person.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£6 per person.

Website

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20151/royal_pump_room_museum

Historic image of Valley Gardens

Around the world in 80 trees

  • 21 July 2017 11am-1pm

Join us on one of our regular well-being walks with the chance to have a fascinating look at the different tree specimens planted within the Valley Gardens. The walk will leave from the Royal Pump Room Museum, and will end with a cup of tea at the Mercer Art Gallery. £5 per person, booking advised.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5 per person.

Website

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20151/royal_pump_room_museum

mask of Anubis

Be an Egyptology Curator for the Day

  • 28 July 2017 10am-12pm, 1-3pm

Take a closer look at some real Ancient Egyptian objects before creating your own displays, just like a real museum curator! Booking required, either morning or afternoon session, £4 per child.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4 per child.

Website

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20151/royal_pump_room_museum

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

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=342

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

Publisher

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

Royal Pump Room Museum
Crown Place
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 2RY
England

Website

www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Telephone

01423 556188

Fax

01423 556130

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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