Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've taken the decision to close all of our leisure centres, swimming pools, community centres, Turkish Baths, our two museums, the Mercer art gallery and tourist information centres.

This is with effect from end of business tonight (Friday 20 March) and these buildings will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus. If you are affected by these closures, there is no need for you to get in touch. If you are a member of our venues, having swimming or diving lessons or other regular activities, your membership will be suspended and you will not be charged for April or May. If you have existing bookings, you'll be contacted over the coming days.


Our museum shops are the perfect place to browse for books, cards, art and gifts.

The Mercer Art Gallery shop is the place to find contemporary craft and design by regional artists. Enjoy our changing selection of work by jewellers, potters, print-makers and glass-makers and take home a piece of original art with a Yorkshire flavour.

Find art books, art materials, greetings cards and stationery as well as exhibition catalogues and our own series of publications about Harrogate's collections, Access All Areas.

Inspired by Harrogate is a series of new artworks by seven distinguished Yorkshire artists, made exclusively for sale through the Mercer Art Gallery shop. Each artist has delved into our museum collections to find inspiration for new, collectable, contemporary pieces of art, craft and design.
Clare Caulfield: drypoint etchings. Alice Clarke: jewellery. Cari-Jane Hakes: jewellery. Anna Lambert: ceramics. Ian Mitchell: digital prints. Serena Partridge: 3-d textiles. Andy Poplar: etched glass.

At the Royal Pump Room Museum shop you can buy the famous sulphur soap and Farrah's Harrogate Toffee. Lovely gifts are themed to our museum displays of Harrogate spa history, fashion, jewellery and Ancient Egypt.

At the Courthouse Museum shop, take home a copy of our new souvenir guidebook to Knaresborough Castle. We sell soft drinks, ice-creams and fun toys for the little knights and princesses in your family.

Please contact us by completing the enquiries form
Online enquiries form
Alternatively you can email at [email protected] or telephone on 01423 556188.

Page last updated 23/03/2020