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

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.
art exhibition at Fountain Courtyard in the 1950s

Happy Birthday to Us!

  • 26 May 2018 10:30am-5pm
  • 27 May 2018 2-5pm
  • 28 May — 2 June 2018
  • 3 June 2018 2-5pm

The museum is 65 this month so we're celebrating all things 1950s. Drop in during half term to play old-fashioned board games and get crafty.

You can also explore Ancient Egypt, dress up as a Victorian or get crafty in our activities area.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


All activities included with standard museum admission charges. Adults - £4, children £2.50, concessions £3 and family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) are £10.

historic image of the counter inside the Royal Pump Room

Heritage Open Days

  • 15 September 2018 10:30am-5pm
  • 16 September 2018 2-5pm

Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Enjoy free entry to the Royal Pump Room Museum, and discover other interesting places to visit over the weekend:

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free entry as part of Heritage Open Days.

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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