Discover more about the science behind the sulphur at the Royal Pump Room Museum, with more tours down to the wells every day throughout the winter months.


Film Night: Night at the Museum double bill
Saturday 3 March 2018
3pm until 5pm Night at the Museum
6pm until 8pm Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
£5.50 per film

Ever fancied getting locked in a museum? Now's your chance as part of Harrogate Film Festival!

Enjoy a double bill of Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian showing in and amongst our exhibits - do they come to life once the doors are locked…?

Supported by Harrogate Film Festival and Harrogate High School.


Meet the Curator
Tuesday 6 March 2018, Tuesday 8 May 2018, Tuesday 3 July 2018, Tuesday 4 September 2018, Tuesday 6 November 2018
2pm - 3:30pm
Included in your museum admission ticket

Discover some of the amazing items in our museum collections in the company of our curator.


Testing the Waters!
Saturday 10 March 2018
1:30pm until 3:30pm
Included in your museum admission ticket

Did Harrogate's famous waters really have a beneficial effect on the thousands of visitors who flocked to take the cure? Join our Scientist-in-Residence Matt Holmes to view the Sulphur wells, discover his research on how Harrogate's waters and medical treatments have been used over time and his surprising links to today's approach to health and well-being. You can carry out experiments on the different mineral waters and also take a tour to the Magnesia Well in Valley Gardens.


British Science Week workshops for Schools
12 - 16 March 2018
£50 half day, £90 full day (£10 extra for schools outside the Harrogate district)

Book a half day workshop to discover the science behind Harrogate's healing waters. Learn which illnesses might have been cured by spa treatments and how they are treated today, then conduct experiments to discover the properties of different Harrogate waters. Complete your Harrogate spa history visit with an afternoon walk to explore how the healing waters shaped the development of Harrogate as a spa town.


Birthday Open House
Tuesday 22 May 2018
11.00am until 4.00pm
Free entry all day

Join us as we celebrate our 65th birthday with a 1950s vintage style tearoom and music in the museum to enjoy throughout the day.


Heritage Open Days
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018

Enjoy free entry to the museum. 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. Discover other interesting local places to visit - www.heritageopendays.org.uk


Celebrate the Holiday Season
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season with free museum admission.


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.

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