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Royal Pump Room Museum

Opening Times:

The Royal Pump Room Museum is open Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5pm and Sundays 2-5pm (November to March closes 4pm daily).

Admission charge applies. Adult £4; Concession/NUS £2.90; Child £2.35; Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £11.50. Group rates on application.

About the Royal Pump Room Museum

picture of Harrogate

Harrogate is the queerest place with the strangest people in it, leading the oddest lives.

Charles Dickens

Find out about England's premier spa town and visit the strongest sulphur well in Europe. See the old spa treatments for yourself, and find out about peat baths, nasal douches and electric therapies.

Europe's strongest sulphur well at the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate
Toy shop on show at the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Take a trip down memory lane and stroll down the display of old-fashioned shops and find out about Harrogate's connection to Russian royalty!

Discover Ancient Egypt:
Marvel at the treasures in the museum and find out how science is helping us to find out more.





Christmas at the Museum 


19 - 31 December  

 Pop in over the school holidays to follow our Christmas trail around the displays.




 £1 entry days


28 and 29 December  

Looking for something to do after the present opening?  Join us for our special discount entry days. 


There is always plenty to do in the museum. 
  • Borrow our pull along pet Digger and discover his favourite things in the museum
  • Put on a lab coat and investigate Ancient Egypt with our science box
  • Borrow an activity backpack
  • Play with toys and games
  • You can also follow our trail around the Harrogate Stories exhibition any day you visit.



Find out about our temporary exhibitions and download our 2015 Exhibitions Leaflet.

Use the links below to find out more about Harrogate's history, practical information for your visit and news about our current events.

Opening times and prices

Royal Pump Room Museum Events

Current museum exhibitions

How to find us

Spa history

Schools and learning

Collections online

Contact Us:

Contact us via email

Telephone - 01423 556188

Find us at Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

Customer Services

Tel: 01423 500 600
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