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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

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Address: Unit 5 Grosvenor Building Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
Phone Number: 01423 556 188
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$53*
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Full-Day Tour of Haworth, Harrogate and Skipton from York

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Interesting little museum, to find out about this spa town and its growth. Other displays from different eras not directly linked to the spa. Given guided visit into the pump room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting little museum, to find out about this spa town and its growth. Other displays from different eras not directly linked to the spa. Given guided visit into the pump room to smell the sulphur spa water that used to be used for medicinal purposes. If you have ever visited Iceland, you will recognise the smell. Good to pass an... More 

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Falkirk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to find out the history of how the town of Harrogate initially came to be. Plenty to read and a short trip mid afternoon down to the actual pump room which we came back for. Only £4 per adult so didn't expect to be in for hours but some interesting history.

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Selby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This very small museum was good value and well worth a visit. The only down side was the amount of reading required. I think children would find it difficult to keep an interest as the wasn't any interactive exhibits. The story of harrogate really interests me so the adult in me really enjoyed our visit, the child in me was... More 

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being senior citizens we only paid £2.90 each, which is probably about right for this very small museum. There are many displays which detail Harrogates history and a few costumes and dresses, as well as display cases and a section on Egyptology. There are numerous information panels which show the bathing processes, etc., There are tours of the actual wells... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Pump rooms at lunch time on a very short visit on a coach tour. Saw the museum that was very small, that was quite interesting but that was it, saw no pump rooms, considering we payed about £5 each.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the tour of the springs in the cellar. Hard to imagine drinking that dreadful sulfur water, but I guess if you don't have modern medications you'll try anything.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun place to visit, I have to confess it took a bit of finding but my navigation leaves a lot to be desired. It is an excellent page from the history of Harrogate but please don't breathe deeply if offered a 'sniff' from the covered jug, it is like a hundred catalytic converters!!! The staff are enthusiastic and... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small and overpriced for the experience you get. Some detail on the pumohouse and its uses are very good. Staff attitude was very poor indeed, unsure if you had paid so decided it was a good idea to loudly say infront of other people "have you got a ticket?" which was highly embarrassing!! Maybe this museum should actually give... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum yesterday after reading other reviews. This is a very small museum but very reasonably priced. We really enjoyed looking around and taking in all the history. we even had a talk with a guide regarding the wells and were able to view them and smell them!! This is definitely worth a visit.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is quite small, there are a variety of cabinets and displays dealing with Harrogate and related topics. Also a display of Egyptology, think collected by a Harrogate resident many years ago. Photographs are not allowed, not sure why, there were a couple of things I would have liked to photograph. Other reviews mention tours of the well area,... More 

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