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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
01423 556 188
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Ranked #19 of 34 Attractions in Harrogate
Type: Museums
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in Harrogate for whatever reason and you have a spare couple of hours thesis entertaining and absorbing. The little tour of the springs downstairs is an addition since I last visited and added to the. Interest. Also the topical First World War display is fascinating

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Eastbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Really good museum to visit to learn about Harrogate and the its evolution. We visited it twice and the staff on both occasions were brilliant. You can spend an hour or two in here and feel you know the town without being over-loaded with material.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The museum was quite eclectic, covering both the spa and treatments as well as local history. A pleasant way to spend 30 minutes - especially welcome if the weather is poor.

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in huddersfield
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It fell far below my expectation, for an attraction that made Harrogate what it is today the powers that be have made a pathetic attempt to draw visitors. It deserves much more than this

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent WW1 exhibition. Good representation of Harrogate history. Very friendly and helpful staff. A good hour.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

All in all a lovely little museum. It gives you an insight into why & how Harrogate is there and the transition from its early past, to its heyday to modern days. There's not a great deal of modern interactive stuff but it does have a few of the old hands-on stop-gaps. It's not going to take you hours to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is nice to visit to find out a little bit of history about Harrogate spa town. Small museum and if you time your visit right, you can get to see the original spas underneath the building.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This museum is really, really small. It gives a glimpse of the past when Harrogate was a spa town and people came from all around to "take the waters" There is a tap on the outside of the building where sulfur water comes out... it stinks like rotten eggs. I went in to look around one day when it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was an unplanned visit having exhausted the shops and the rain stopped us sitting in the beautiful park. We are pleased we had to change our plans. Very informative displays, well set out, and an excellent guided tour of the wells from a knowledgeable and articulate guide. The First World War exhibits were quite poignant though the displays do... More

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Rosyth, Fife
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very interesting visit to both museum and pump rooms. Guide was very pleasant, even opening up one of the old sulphur to allow us to "savour the aroma" of the sulphur. Try to imagine sampling the baths with the smell all around you. At one time the guests were even permitted to drink the waters!

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