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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
01423 556 188
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One might reasonably think that this museum will be about the spas in Harrogate and the history of the Royal Pump Room. In part it is - but only part. The rest is a fashion museum with a limited number of garments on display and a looping video presentation. Disappointing.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

we wandered in after a walk through the lovely park gardens, hoping to spend some time finding out about the history of the town... very disappointing! very few exhibits, and quite random... information could have been provided in a leaflet or audio tour leaving more space for exhibits. At £3.75 - very overpriced, thought it should have been free, as... More

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to see the exhibition on crimpelene as it was discovered in Harrogate. We learnt lot and at the end there is a lille video to watch which was very informative .

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were greeted by a lovely woman, who was incredible helpful and informative - the museum itself is quaint and informative - just a shame it's small !

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The museum is interesting. I thought the sulfur well outside was very smelly. Great historic maker for this spa town and all its history. Definitely a must see. I enjoyed the different medical tools and contraptions they had on display. The clothing exhibit and photographs put it all in perspective.

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Carlisle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had expected to pay to enter this small but interesting museum...but no, it's free. One really learnt a lot about the experience of "taking the waters" and the rigours patients went through. Missed the chance to go down to the original sulphur well......but you cannot miss the smell at the old tap outside. Just a pity that h&s regs have... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Came in here for a browse and it was interesting. Good social history and artifacts of the past of harrogate. Also a bit random was a collection by a past resident was a collection of pots etc from egypt. A bit expensive for a small museum.

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teeside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Visiting Harrogate for the day and decided to give the Pump Rooms a visit. A very small museum and at £3.85, a bit overpriced for the time you are in there. Interesting facts about the way the rooms were used back in 1700s but then you are subjected to a random wall of artifacts from Egypt, which were very out... More

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england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Interesting exhibit of Harrogate spa history however im giving it an average rating due to the entry fee which I think is overpriced and appears to have gone up from last year..if they keep putting the price up I feel there will be a lot more negative reviews on this site. It's a shame there's no option to try the... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

To be honest, we did only wander in here because it was bitterly cold outside and there was absolutely nothing else to do. The only thing I can actually think of saying is that it was incredibly dull. Rather than keeping it in its present form, may be it would be a better idea to turn it into a tea... More

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