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.


Egyptology

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

The Strongest Sulphur Well in Europe!

Monday to Saturday at 10.30am, 11.30am and 2pm
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.

Page last updated 23/03/2020