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Address: Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
Phone Number: 01423 556 188
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting little museum

Not the biggest of museums but gave a good insight into the history of Harrogate as a spa town. Some interesting displays and a tap outside which still produces the Sulphur water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Not the biggest of museums but gave a good insight into the history of Harrogate as a spa town. Some interesting displays and a tap outside which still produces the Sulphur water although it is not for drinking!

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Strathaven, Scotland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Museum is well laid out and the history of the spa is well explained and well illustrated with photographs. Very educational - well worth a visit.

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You can spend at least an hour looking at the exhibits in this museum and learning about Harrogates history as a spa town. The guide also took us down to look at the two well heads in what is now the basement but in times past was the ground level. The museum isn't free but I think the price is... More 

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Thirsk, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A trip into the past and an insight into the fashionable health cures existing until relatively recently. The guides are very well informed and helpful. Quite relieved that one is no longer permitted to sample the waters!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The displays were excellent- visually and with clearly written (and sometimes quite entertaining) commentary. Much more varied than we expected. The guide was friendly, enthusiastic and informative. Definitely worth a visit. It gave you a good picture of the history of Harrogate. Others (wide range of ages and enthnicities) were similarly captivated.

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Godalming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Museum. As a Scientist he was particularly interested in the springs and the geography of the area. I found the fashions and treatments more to my taste. The lady that gave us the tour was very good and obviously loved her subject. We tested the water pump on the back... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

An interesting hour to be spentnin this slice of history. Immaculately preserved and serving the history of this spa town and its legacy. Great stop off!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The glorious past of Harrogate is well illustrated with information and artefacts. The museum is housed in the old pump rooms where the sulphur spring can still be seen. The reduced fee for concessions (senior citizens, children, etc.) offer good value but full price is a little expensive for what it is, in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was interesting to learn the history of the Baths and to learn about the social scene. A good display of the dress of the day, as well as the treatments and the evolve,end of those treatments.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Pleasant way to pass some time learning about the history of Harrogate. Found staff to be very helpful, informed and very willing to share their knowledge in an enthusiastic manner.

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