Royal Pump Room Museum

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
baby changing facilities icon Shop icon Study area icon Hearing disability facilities icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

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.
Top Hats

Top Hats!

  • 25 April 2017 2-3pm

In days gone by, one was never properly dressed without a hat. In this special session, our curators will bring out a selection of hats, bonnets, tiaras and veils from our stores so you can enjoy the rare chance to handle and closely examine these precious items from our collections.


£6.00 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email


Cycling at the Royal Pump Room Museum

Tour De Yorkshire Talks

  • 29 April 2017 5-8pm

Celebrate Harrogate’s rich cycling culture past, present and future with cycling experts and enthusiasts as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town. Included in your museum admission ticket.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Museum entry £4 adults, £2.50 children, £3 concessions, £12 family ticket (2+3)


Royal Pump Room

Taking the waters

  • 4 May 2017 11am-1pm

We’ll start at the sulphur wells in the Royal Pump Rooms before exploring the wells within the Valley Gardens on our regular well-being walk. A fun chance to learn something new, meet people and enjoy some fresh air and exercise all at the same time. All walks meet at the Royal Pump Room Museum at 11.00am and finish at the Mercer Art Gallery for a cup at tea at 1.00pm

Suitable for

  • Any age


£5.00, booking advised

Photo pic

Discovering Family History: What's it all about?

  • 5 May 2017 2-3pm

The massive amount of source material available online has made researching Family History quicker and easier than ever. Join experienced Family History Tutor, Jackie Depelle to review essential steps to build a skeleton tree before going onto see what might be discovered about our ancestors’ lives.


£6 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email


Clare Caulfield - Pump Room

Your Local History Archives

  • 10 May 2017 2-3pm

Join expert archivist Anthony Hughes from North Yorkshire County Record Office as he leads you through a journey of discovery of local archival treasures.


£6 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email


Royal Pump Room Front

Local History Highlights

  • 16 May 2017 1-3:30pm

Come along and find photographs, prints and other documents showcasing Harrogate’s yesteryear. We’ll also help you get started with your local history research by pointing you in the direction of rich resources including local archives and libraries, local and regional museums.


£4.00 adults, £2.50 children, £3.00 concessions, £12.00 family ticket (2+3)


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

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.