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

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Bit disappointing.

Very interesting, not quite sure why no cameras allowed ? I little small, all done in less than 30mins and that included a tour in the sulphur pits, the outside of the building... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, not quite sure why no cameras allowed ? I little small, all done in less than 30mins and that included a tour in the sulphur pits, the outside of the building was beautiful, so if the price included the upkeep the outside maybe it would justify the entrance fee.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Quite small, a little smelly as you would expect from the sulphur but an interesting way to spend an hour or so. I particularly enjoyed the aspects looking at fashion throughout the last few decades.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were a little disappointed as this museum seemed abit 'thrown together'. There was information about WW1 veterans and Egyptian artefacts which although I interesting seemed a little missplaced. Overall my partner and I felt the price was quite a lot for a museum which was very small, not very interactive and didn't take long to move around.

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Swansea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lovely building. Interesting collection of WW1 items, letters etc. and another fascinating display was from a private local jewellery collector. Central, small but perfectly formed!

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Sheffield
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a great way to spend a hour or so. We only really went because it was too cold to spend too much time outside but I'm really glad we did. The permanent displays are really interesting. The two temporary displays were a nice contrast. I particularly enjoyed the World War 1 exhibition. I have seen a comment about... More 

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Rugby
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Excellent small museum with visit to the site of 2 underground wells dating back to the 17th centuary. The smell of 'bad eggs' makes your eyes smart!

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This curious feature highlights some of the key points of Harrogate's illustrious past as a high end spa town. There are some quirky exhibits throwing the spotlight on some very Victorian preoccupations and you can see one of the sulphur wells. For such a small building there is much to see and a visit is justified. children as well as... More 

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Sunderland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Lovely little museum with a display of costumes from the 50's through to the 80's and a section on World War 1. The info on the pump house and it's origins etc was supplemented by a tour of the well and a very informative talk. Well worth the money and would recommend visiting.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

An excellent little museum. Staff so pleasant and well informed. Thoroughly enjoyed the little talk, and tour down to the actual well, allowing us to experience the 'smell'!!!!!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Would recommend a visit to the pump rooms if visiting Harrogate, as it provides a history of the spa town. It is small and probably a bit overpriced. The talk on the waters is interesting, however, you will need to ask for the times, as these only take place with a guide. At the time of the visit, they had... More 

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