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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
01423 556 188
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Ranked #19 of 31 attractions in Harrogate
Type: Museums
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Washington DC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Royal Pump Room museum had three exhibits while we were there: cyclist Beryl Burton, Egyptian relics, and Harrogate-area history, especially the spas. These exhibits are not separated, but rather all jumbled together up and down one corridor and in a display room. Also, the exhibit on Beryl Burton, which also covered the rich history of cycling in Harrogate in... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was nice to learn the history of the pump rooms and how people used to queue up to take the water to cure their ailments!

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

not that big but worth a visit gives a good insight into harrogate and the royal baths and spa's The girl who took us down to look at the sulphur wells was very knowledgeable

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We paid to enter the museum expecting a lot more than we found, the displays had no flow to them & we're jumbled together & there was not much there. The staff were helpful & enthusiastic though.

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Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really diverse exhibition - something for everyone. Helpful staff and relaxed atmosphere. Good variety of exhibits e.g. tour, video and artefacts

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derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting but expected more. We could smell the sulphur as we walked past the building so expected to be able to see the souce

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lovely building & ornate leaded windows etc but a bit pricey. This would perhaps be busier if it was cheaper to go in.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Worth popping along for a visit. Pleased the spa side is no lonher in use having heard a description and the content of the water tasted. Health & Safety would never allow these days and be warned of the strong smell of sulpher. There was also an exhibition of early Harrogate and of synthetic clothes which brought back my youth.... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Enjoyed the museum and talk and to go downstairs into the pump room, the guide gave good information all about Harrogate, and the springs and special waters

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Not expensive £3.95 each, a vision of time gone by, shame couldn't combine visit with a visit to the Turkish baths. Harrogate is a beautiful City well worth a visit.

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