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Temporary Exhibitions at the Royal Pump Room Museum

 Open Monday-Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm; Sunday 2pm-5.00pm (4pm Jan-March). Admission prices apply: Adult £4; Concession/NUS £2.90; Child £2.35; Family £11.50.   

Scroll down for full details of temporary exhibitions at the Royal Pump Room Museum or download the Royal Pump Room Museum 2015 Exhibitions Leaflet


Harrogate Stories

25 April 2015 to 11 April 2016

The people of Harrogate tell their own stories. Find out about the history of Harrogate from the people who have lived, worked and visited here. This community exhibition explores Harrogate and its people from 1945 to the present day, using objects, fascinating personal recollections and photographs.
Reminisce about shared memories and discover new insights into the town.
Image courtesy of North Yorkshire County Record Office

Exploration and Innovation 1800 - 1900

September 2015 - Easter 2016

This display shows how trade and empire, archaeological discovery, industry and invention influenced jewellery design during the nineteenth century.



WONDERFUL WOMEN: Costumes for Royalty, Writers and Rebels

17 October to 31 December 

A showcase for costumes from blockbuster films that have told the stories of some of the great women of the last 450 years. This is a bronze gauze dress worn by Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth.

Find out more about the exhibition.

The elaborate gown worn by Keira Knightley in The Duchess, Nicole Kidman’s costume when she depicted Virginia Woolf, one of Helena Bonham-Carter’s dresses from The King’s Speech, and an outfit worn by Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter. You can see all these and find out more about these fascinating women.

Image courtesy of Cosprop


Related Events

Our temporary exhibitions programme is complemented by a series of talks and events. To find out more and book visit the Royal Pump Room Museum Events Page, email us on museums@harrogate.gov.uk or call us on 01423 556188

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