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.
Royal Pump Room Museum Exterior

Harrogate's Jewellery Collection

  • 28 February 2017 2-3pm

How is jewellery used to mark life’s big emotional occasions? Join this handling session for a detailed look at pieces of jewellery from our collections that are related to births, weddings and death.

Admission

£6.00 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

Royal Pump Room Museum Exterior

Soothing Hand Massages

  • 1 March 2017 1:30-3:30pm
  • 11 March 2017 1:30-3:30pm
  • 21 March 2017 1:30-3:30pm
  • 25 March 2017 1:30-3:30pm

Drop in to enjoy a relaxing hand massage with a qualified holistic therapist.
Enjoy various beauty drop-in sessions throughout March, and discover more about beauty treatments, products and natural resources…

Admission

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

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

Royal Pump Room Desk

Film Night: Night at the Museum

  • 4 March 2017 5:30-8pm

Ever fancied getting locked in a museum? Now’s your chance as part of Harrogate’s first ever film festival! When the museum door locks at 6pm, see things come to life and interact with our historic friends before relaxing in front of this popular family-friendly hit film starring Ben Stiller. Supported by Harrogate Film Festival and Harrogate High School.

Admission

Tickets £5.00 from www.harrogatefilm.co.uk

Website

http://www.harrogatefilm.co.uk

Royal Pump Room Museum by Clare Caulfield

A Harrogate Promenade

  • 8 March 2017 11am-1pm

Discover the town’s spa history 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

Admission

£5 booking advised

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

Stories

Beautiful Darling! Take a great selfie

  • 18 March 2017 11am-3pm

Drop in to the museum and learn some fun tips from a professional as photographer Paula Duck shows you how to get more from your smartphone and take the perfect selfie.

Admission

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

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

Isabel Alexander

Culture Crawl

  • 7 April 2017 11am-1pm

Discover new exhibitions at Harrogate’s galleries 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

Admission

£5 per person, booking advised

Fascinator

Millinery Workshop: Make a fascinator

  • 8 April 2017 10am-3pm

Working with professional milliner Kristi Hilton Pickup, make your own bespoke fascinator using sinamay fabric, feathers, flowers, ribbons and much more. Bring along an image or fabric swatch from your wedding or party outfit and make a unique piece of headwear to coordinate. Spare buttons, beads, broken pieces of jewellery and pre-worn hat trimmings can be re-used and included in the design; so feel free to bring them along! Suitable for beginners.

Admission

£35 including materials and refreshments, please bring a packed lunch. Places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

Easter Bonnets

Easter Bonnets: Get ahead, get a hat!

  • 10 — 13 April 2017
  • 18 — 21 April 2017

Easter holiday activities for families, included in your museum admission ticket.
If you want to get ahead, get a hat! Our crafts activities for the Easter holidays show you how to make headdresses, pompom headbands, fancy hair slides and hats of all kinds.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

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.

Admission

£6.00 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

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

Admission

£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.

Admission

£6 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

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.

Admission

£6 places are limited please book tickets in advance, tel 01423 556188 or email museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

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.

Admission

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

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

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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