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Scroll down for full details of temporary exhibitions at the Royal Pump Room Museum or download the Royal Pump Room Museum 2015 Exhibitions Leaflet.
A TOWN AT WAR: Harrogate during the First World War
17 January to 13 April 2015
Our exhibition commemorating The Great War in the Harrogate district has been extended and new objects and stories have been added for 2015. Discover extraordinary stories of ordinary people through objects from the museum collection and generous loans from local families. This picture shows local brothers Eddie and George Chapman, who both lost their lives serving in the First World War. Find out more about them and other local people, as well as the spa town, in this fascinating exhibition.
The Clothes We Wore
17 January to 13 April
Peek inside the wardrobes of Harrogate’s people from the 1950s to the 1990s to see what we were wearing. Featuring the full kick-pleated skirts of the 1950s, the psychedelic prints of the 1960s and the brightly coloured knit wear of the 1990s.
Inside the Victorian Jewellery Box
17 January to 6 September 2015
A display of the wide range of Victorian jewellery from the museum’s collection. From the opulent pieces worn by a wealthy lady to the more affordable pieces that opened up fashion to those with less money. The display also explores the Victorian attachment to sentimental and mourning jewellery.
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
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. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01423 556188