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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
01423 556 188
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Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Harrogate
Type: Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice museum that provides enough information about the Harrogate's bath. Does have a mixture of exhibits and some interesting history. Like most about how the bath was used in the past for various illnesses and how many people came to harrogate to enjoy the benefits of the bath and convalasce.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fairly average museum set apart by the guided tour to the 'springs' and the free water still available outside

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very interesting to learn about the the history of Harrogate & the local area, also you can sample the Spa Water - you've got to try it once ! Never again - something that tastes so bad must be good for you ? ! ?

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Washington DC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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