Royal Pump Room Museum

Royal Pump Room Museum
Crown Place
North Yorkshire




01423 556188


01423 556130

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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.

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Opening hours

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

Closed 25th-26th March, 15th-16th July and 24th-26th December 2014. 1st-16th January 2015.

Admission charges

Adults £3.85, Children £2.25, Concessions £2.75, Family Ticket £10.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

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.
Image of Donald Bell in his military uniform

A Town at War: Harrogate During the First World War

  • 26 July — 31 December 2014 *on now

Discover extraordinary stories of ordinary people, both on the home front and in the armed services, through objects from the museum collection and generous loans from local families. Find out more about Donald Bell, the Harrogate man whose war service saw him awarded the Victoria Cross, and other local people, as well as the spa town and the role it served as a place for convalescence, in this fascinating exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults: £3.95, Concessions: £2.85, Children: £2.30, family ticket (2+3): £11

Bette Davis

Dressed to Kill - Costumes from Agatha Christie film and TV dramas

  • 18 October — 31 December 2014 *on now

This evocative exhibition brings together a selection of costumes created for film and television adaptations of Agatha Christie’s novels, such as Murder on the Orient Express and Marple. From Hercule Poirot’s dapper suit and the gloriously glamorous silk gown of a passenger on the Orient Express to Miss Marple’s sensible tweeds, each costume brings to life Agatha Christie’s enduringly popular characters.

Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926 and was eventually discovered at the Swan Hotel in Harrogate, where the writer of mysteries had concealed her own identity under a false name.

Dressed to Kill celebrates the famous author, her connection to Harrogate and the beautiful outfits inspired by her novels.

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday 2pm-5pm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adults £3.95 - Children £2.30 - Concessions £2.85

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.