Royal Pump Room Museum
Royal Pump Room Museum
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Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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As a result of the coronovirus pandemic, we will be closed from Saturday 21 March until further notice
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  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain21,486 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum about springs and the history of Harrogate
    Royal Pump Room Museum is located in the center of Harrogate, a spa town in the middle of England. Here you can learn about the history of this town and the springs, which converted this place in a spa town. It is interesting. Also, here you can see some historical objects related to wellness and spa, and some others related to Old Egypt.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Mary B
    London, United Kingdom70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get the back story of Harrogate
    An interesting visit with lots of good videos that give good background and much additional information. Worth a visit as they explain a lot about how and why Harrogate grew up. There need to be many more signs in the town about how to find it though!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Andrew T
    Durham, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little museum telling the story of Harrogate as a spa town.
    This is a great museum and very Tardis-like inside as it’s much bigger than it appears. It tells the story of Harrogate and its growth as a spa town. Lots of information panels and lots to see inside with recreated shops showing a number of exhibits. It ends in the dispensing room where the spa waters were originally served and you can smell one of the more sulphurous waters. Only takes about 30-40minutes to tour but it’s only a few pound and worth it to support a lovely museum. Only downsides is that you can’t actually taste the waters (I’ve been in similar places where you still can), and you can’t get into the room with the springs although you can see them through a glass floor.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • northerntraveller25
    54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little museum
    Fairly small museum, a few minutes walk from the centre of Harrogate detailing the history of the town back to the Victorian era. Well set out, interesting artefacts and descriptions, and a treat to smell the sulphur water! Doesn't cost much to yet in, lasts around 40 minutes or so. Lovely little experience.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Jonathan Phillips
    Goodwick, United Kingdom76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting hour
    This was closed when we first tried to visit so checked the opening times and returned a few days later . Situated in the heart of Harrogate it has a small entrance fee. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic volunteer (who later greeted us at an art gallery!) Well laid out with plenty of information regarding the history and growth of Harrogate as people came to take the waters - you must smell the sulphur! I don't know if children would find it interesting as it entails a lot of reading.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • suebell262
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom447 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    wonderful visit x
    Wonderful visit to the Pump Rooms when in Harrogate last week. Such an interesting small museum with lovely welcoming. enthusiastic staff. Loved the displays and videos - such in depth information about Harrogate and the spa bars and treatments. Would deffo recommend a visit and cheap at the price at £3 entrance fee and right next to the free Mercer Art Gallery too.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Joanna H
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom153 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small museum, lots of interesting facts.
    A small but interesting little museum, in the centre of Harrogate. Lots of curious little items, and it was interesting to find out more. I especially loved the old photographs, giving different views of old Harrogate. We spent just 50 minutes here, but it is not expensive at £3.80 price tag. If you wish to find out more about the history of this lovely town, a trip here will give you what you need.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 April 2024
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Alan M
Wetherby, UK1,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Only small but more than just the history of the Harrogate waters.
A really interesting history of Harrogate linked to the Spa and treatments.
Helpful staff.
Smell the water - how anyone drank it is a mystery ?!
Worth a visit.
Written 5 June 2024
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SuzyDais
Warrington, UK257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I love a museum. £3.80 entry. But it literally only takes half hour to get round and read everything, and I mean ‘everything. Definitely not 1 hour.
Written 28 April 2024
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Joanna H
Yorkshire, UK153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A small but interesting little museum, in the centre of Harrogate.

Lots of curious little items, and it was interesting to find out more.

I especially loved the old photographs, giving different views of old Harrogate.

We spent just 50 minutes here, but it is not expensive at £3.80 price tag.

If you wish to find out more about the history of this lovely town, a trip here will give you what you need.
Written 5 April 2024
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suebell262
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wonderful visit to the Pump Rooms when in Harrogate last week. Such an interesting small museum with lovely welcoming. enthusiastic staff. Loved the displays and videos - such in depth information about Harrogate and the spa bars and treatments. Would deffo recommend a visit and cheap at the price at £3 entrance fee and right next to the free Mercer Art Gallery too.
Written 25 March 2024
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Jonathan Phillips
Goodwick, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was closed when we first tried to visit so checked the opening times and returned a few days later .
Situated in the heart of Harrogate it has a small entrance fee. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic volunteer (who later greeted us at an art gallery!)
Well laid out with plenty of information regarding the history and growth of Harrogate as people came to take the waters - you must smell the sulphur!
I don't know if children would find it interesting as it entails a lot of reading.
Written 25 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

northerntraveller25
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fairly small museum, a few minutes walk from the centre of Harrogate detailing the history of the town back to the Victorian era. Well set out, interesting artefacts and descriptions, and a treat to smell the sulphur water! Doesn't cost much to yet in, lasts around 40 minutes or so. Lovely little experience.
Written 18 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andrew T
Durham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a great museum and very Tardis-like inside as it’s much bigger than it appears. It tells the story of Harrogate and its growth as a spa town. Lots of information panels and lots to see inside with recreated shops showing a number of exhibits. It ends in the dispensing room where the spa waters were originally served and you can smell one of the more sulphurous waters. Only takes about 30-40minutes to tour but it’s only a few pound and worth it to support a lovely museum.

Only downsides is that you can’t actually taste the waters (I’ve been in similar places where you still can), and you can’t get into the room with the springs although you can see them through a glass floor.
Written 6 March 2024
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David W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very interesting museum, friendly informative staff. Very well laid out with short snappy videos explaining the history.
Written 20 January 2024
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Tom H
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Very small museum , not worthy of £11 for a family. Struggling to find more words to fill the 100 characters required for a review!
Written 26 October 2023
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JayC7271
Chapel-en-le-Frith, UK141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I was a little underwhelmed and maybe expected more. Doesn’t take very long to go round but it filled a little time on a wet day in Harrogate.
Written 23 October 2023
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