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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 £3.95; Concession/NUS £2.85; Child £2.30; Family £11.

Below find details on temporary exhibitions at the Royal Pump Room Museum. 



Static Style and A Fashionable Town

 5 April until 13 July

Harrogate is home to the creation of Crimplene, one of the most popular polyesters of the story of synthetic fibres.  Easy to care for, synthetics had a significant role in releasing women from the labour intensive work of washday and they helped to create the fast inexpensive mass-market fashion industry. 
Nylon, polyester, acetate and viscose were part of a brighter, faster, better atomic age. This exhibition will showcase the amazing collection of synthetic costume from Harrogate's collection as well as treasures to demonstrate how Harrogate attracted the most sophisticated of dressers throughout its spa heyday.


 All That Glitters

6 May until 7 September

A chance to get up close with the museum's wide ranging jewellery collection.  A display of beautiful pieces, mainly dating from the 19th century. 



On Your Bike

22 March until 13 July
The Harrogate district has a long connection with cycling, with the Cyclists Touring Club (then the Bicycle Touring Club)  having been formed in Harrogate in 1878.
This touring exhibition explores and celebrates cycling past and present in the Harrogate district. 
The exhibition will be shown at the following venues (contact them directly for full details):


A Town at War: Harrogate during the First World War 

26 July until 31 December

The museum tells the story of the Harrogate district and its people during the Great War through objects from the museum collections and generous loans from local families. 





Dressed to Kill

18 October until 31 December

Relive the mystery and intrigue of Agatha Christie's thrillers with a selection of male and female costume featured in Agatha Christie TV and film drama from the 1970s to today.

Agatha Christie famously disappeared for 11 days in 1926 and was discovered under a false name at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel here in Harrogate, claiming amnesia induced by her mother's death and her first husband's infidelity. 

This exhibition celebrates the famous author, her connection to Harrogate and the beautiful outfits inspired by her novels.

Image courtesy of Cosprop.


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