There are three themed Egyptology activity drawers and boxes:

  • investigate - discovery box containing a microscope, magnifying glasses, calculators, weighing scales, rulers, children's laboratory coats and replica Egyptian objects, rocks and minerals and slides for children to find out what they might have found in an Ancient Egyptian tomb
  • create - discovery drawer containing papyrus and pens alongside hieroglyphics alphabet, equipment to make beaded jewellery, stencils
  • imagine - discovery drawer containing replica costumes and head dresses for children and adults, jewellery to try on, books to read

Scientist in residence

Look out for our new scientist in residence, as we begin to find out more about the science behind the sulphur and discover how medical science today has developed from the spa treatments of the past.

Generously funded by The British Society for the History of Science.

Party dresses

Harrogate has always been a glamorous place, its streets lined with fashionable dress shops for its affluent spa visitors. Take a look through our new costume parade, featuring dazzling and colourful party wear at its best.

The Strongest Sulphur Well in Europe!

Monday to Saturday at 11am, 2pm and 3pm
Sunday 3pm

Free with your museum ticket

Take a guided tour to the basement of the museum to see and smell the original wells and learn about their role in the development of Harrogate as a thriving spa town.

Store on Show

Monday to Friday during term time at 1pm

Talk to us about some special things from our museum store and decide what you’d put on display.

Page last updated 08/09/2017