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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

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

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A Must in Harrogate!

This quirky museum is full of an extremely interesting mixture of exhibits... more than expected in such a small building. To get an understanding of what Harrogate was in its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Some interesting items but not really much for the money. The "wells" are nothing to look at. The Egyptian artifacts don't really add to the place but without them there would be even less to see

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Stuttgart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This quirky museum is full of an extremely interesting mixture of exhibits... more than expected in such a small building. To get an understanding of what Harrogate was in its heyday this museum is a must!

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Brentwood, Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Royal Pump Room museum does a good job in explaining why people used to visit Harrogate to take the waters. It also features a number of diverse, well displayed, artefacts ranging from 1930's gowns, toys and games through to Roman and Egyptian exhibits. We were given a short talk and tour of the two wells that are housed in... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's the place to see in Harrogate... apparently! It's understandable that these old places have to have a purpose to fund their unkeep but all done in 20 mins for £4 seems a bit step. Friendly staff.

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santa maria, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The history of Harrogate becoming a busy town in Victorian times starts with the Royal Pump Room Museum. It is worth a visit to grasp the importance of the spa waters and to learn of the emergence of Harrogate as a holiday destination.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting small museum giving an in-depth look into the use of the local spas over the centuries and in particular, the Victorian era. From drinking the waters to bathing in them to adding different kinds of substances to aid and relieve a variety of ailments

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Situated to the rear of the Crown Hotel, this is again a wonderful building of architectural interest, it is worth taking a moment to enjoy and observe it. It is not a large building but the interest from the outside is well complimented by the offering from within, particularly with regards to designs of gowns from past days. The lady... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The visit was very worthwhile, seeing the well and the history was very good. The history of Harrogate and the Royal Baths was very intriguing. The display of Louis Cope gowns made in the 1940's at Parliament Street was brilliant.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Yes, Harrogate is full of beautiful architecture and wonderful shopping experiences, but to get an idea of why the town is there, I'd recommend a visit to the Royal Pump Rooms museum. Go downstairs too to have a sniff at the spring water!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely a site to visit in Harrogate with some interesting historical trivia, photographs and objects.

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