Feely Fridays

£30 for a group of up to 10 people.
Call us to find out more and to make a booking
Mercer Art Gallery

One-hour handling sessions for groups

We want your community group to enjoy a hands-on experience that explores stories from Harrogate's history and delves into our museum collections.

We run handling sessions using our 'object boxes' with themes such as Victorian daily life, the Sixties, archaeology and Egyptology, to get you thinking, talking and discovering.

We offer bespoke themes to suit your group's interests, or you can just dive in and investigate our 'Mystery Object' boxes.

Booking is advised as the events are popular and places are limited. If you would like to book please contact us by:

  • phoning 01423 556188
  • completing our online form
  • in person at the Mercer Art Gallery (Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA)

The Strongest Sulphur Well in Europe!

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

Free with your museum ticket
Royal Pump Room Museum

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.

Practical details


All events should be booked in advance by phoning 01423 556188, by emailing museums@harrogate.gov.uk or in person at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate. Dates and times may be subject to change. Please confirm details when making a booking.


All events are priced to cover costs. To confirm your place payment must be made at the time of booking. Tickets will be issued at the time of booking.

Cancellations and refunds

All cancellations must be made 14 days prior to an event to receive a refund. Refunds are only available for sums in excess of £10 due to administrative costs involved. For sums under £10, monies can be held on account against payments for future events.

Please note that all sessions are very popular, often with long reserve lists, so if you cannot attend please notify us straight away so someone else can enjoy the event. If you cancel less than 14 days before an event but we are able to find a replacement the refund policy will apply.

In the event that we have to cancel an event, monies can be held towards future events or a full refund can be provided.

Contacting you

If you have an email address and are willing for us to use this in relation to the programme, please email us at museums@harrogate.gov.uk.

Page last updated 09/11/2018