The Art of Ancient Egypt
Saturday 15 July
1pm - 4pm
Face painting £2

Decorate a pharaoh's mask, create beaded jewellery and make a lucky Eye of Horus talisman. Then have your face painted and dress up in Ancient Egyptian costume to really look the part!


Be an Egyptology Curator for the Day: Holiday activities for Families
Mercer Art Gallery's activities room
Friday 28 July
10am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm
£4 per child, booking essential

Take a closer look at some real Ancient Egyptian objects before creating your own displays, just like a real museum curator!


Family Seaside Promenade
Weekdays Monday 31 July to Friday 1 September
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Starfish, rock pools, donkeys and deckchairs... whatever the weather, pop into the Pump Room and join us for some jolly seaside holiday arts and crafts.


Harrogate Children's Book Group
Sunday 3 September, Sunday 1 October, Sunday 5 November, Sunday 3 December
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Free

Join us for storytelling and crafts in the Royal Pump Room Museum on the first Sunday of each month.


Heritage Open Days
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September
Free entry

Heritage Open Days celebrate England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Enjoy free entry to the Castle and Museum, and discover other interesting places to visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.


Dementia Friendly Museum sessions
Monday 18 September, 16 October, 13 November and 11 December in Harrogate
Monday 2 October, 30 October, 27 November in Ripon
10.30am - 12.30pm
£5, carers free. Booking advised on 01765 690799

Working in partnership with our friends at Ripon Museums, we offer activities for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Our hands-on sessions are a chance to have a go at something new in a relaxed and supportive group setting.


Object Handling Sessions: Please Touch!
Pop on a pair of white gloves and join our Assistant Curator Nicola Baxter for a closer look at fragile items from our museum collections of jewellery, accessories and social history.
Tuesday 26 September
2pm - 3pm
£4

Explore animal-themed jewellery items such as a Victorian brooch containing a real beetle, a horse-riding inspired cravat pin and beautiful birds crafted in ivory and enamel jewellery.


Object Handling Sessions: Please Touch!
Pop on a pair of white gloves and join our Assistant Curator Nicola Baxter for a closer look at fragile items from our museum collections of jewellery, accessories and social history.
Tuesday 17 October
2pm - 3pm
£4

Glamorous accessories from the roaring '20s, including shoes perfect for dancing the Charleston, beaded evening bags and an elegant cloche hat.


Halloween in the Museum
Monday 23 to Friday 27 October
Free with museum admission

Drop in during half term and you'll find lots of materials to make spiders and bats to decorate the museum.


Object Handling Sessions: Please Touch!
Pop on a pair of white gloves and join our Assistant Curator Nicola Baxter for a closer look at fragile items from our museum collections of jewellery, accessories and social history.
Tuesday 14 November
2pm - 3pm
£4

Investigate life on the Home Front in Harrogate during the Second World War: examine a bomb fragment that fell on the Majestic Hotel, look at recipes from a wartime cookery book and see the contents of an ARP first aid kit.


Object Handling Sessions: Please Touch!
Pop on a pair of white gloves and join our Assistant Curator Nicola Baxter for a closer look at fragile items from our museum collections of jewellery, accessories and social history.
Tuesday 12 December
2pm - 3pm
£4

Delve into Christmas Past with seasonal collections of Victorian Christmas cards and festive decorations from the 1960s.


Celebrate the Holiday Season
Wednesday 27 December to Friday 6 January
Free with museum admission

Drop in and discover our art materials to make thank you cards, calendars and decorate your New Year’s resolutions!


The Strongest Sulphur Well in Europe!

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

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 13/07/2017