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Royal Pump Room Museum

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Royal Pump Room Museum


Crown Place
North Yorkshire


Tel: 01423 556188

Visit the strongest sulphur wells in Europe, where over 15,000 people used to come every summer.

Discover Harrogate's connection to Russian royalty and what politicians and famous writers of the 19th and 20th century thought of their visits.

Charles Dickens described Harrogate as the queerest place with the strangest people leading the oddest lives!

Stroll past the museum's displays of old-fashioned shops, a hotel and Harrogate's famous park, the Stray, to explore life in bygone Harrogate.

Marvel at our Egyptian treasures and discover how science is helping us find out more about them.

Royal Pump Room Museum history:

The Royal Pump Room was built by Isaac Shutt in 1842 to provide shelter for the town’s affluent visitors as they took the famous waters.

At its peak, each summer the Pump Room attracted 15,000 people.

Among its most famous visitors was Tsarina Alexandra of Russia in 1911.

The annexe was added in 1913 to cater for the expanding visitor numbers, and now houses the permanent exhibition and the museum shop.

The Pump Room attracted fewer visitors after the Second World War and with the emergence of the National Health Service the ‘curing’ waters were not taken as frequently and eventually the doors were closed.

On May 22nd 1953 the Royal Pump Room was reopened as a museum.

The museum is operated by Harrogate Museums and Arts, Harrogate Borough Council.

The museum has a changing temporary exhibition programme and permanent displays of Harrogate’s spa-history.

Opening Times

Autumn 2018 (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Winter 2019 (28 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
Bank Holiday10:3017:00
April to September Opening 2019 (1 Apr 2019 - 30 Sep 2019)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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