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Royal Pump Rooms Museum

Unit 5 Grosvenor Building Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
+44 1423 556188
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Worth the whiff !!

Lovely little museum which you should definitely visit if walking by. We timed it right and had the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Some_Brits
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Berkshire
Interesting but small

The Egyptian artifacts were quite interesting. It comes across that it has potential but is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SpaTravelInsider
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Eugene, Oregon
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Unit 5 Grosvenor Building Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little museum which you should definitely visit if walking by. We timed it right and had the short tour down to see the wells which added to the visit. You can probably go round this museum in an hour but it is interesting none...More

Thank Some_Brits
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Egyptian artifacts were quite interesting. It comes across that it has potential but is financially challenged. I think it is worth a visit - especially if the weather isn't great. Limited services and accessibility.

Thank SpaTravelInsider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought that this little museum could have had more displays and interactive bits rather than a few information boards. The building is lovely and the old film shown interesting but that's really about it. Not really worth the £4 entrance fee.

Thank Kip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad visit. Not the best museum I've ever been to but still okay. I went with my sister and neither of us would go out of our way to recommend it.

Thank 9jen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were waiting to pay to enter the museum , as they were busy we were reading a sign to be told by the lady at the till and a paying customer that we had to pay before could read any info... we hadn't even...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was very disappointing. The display was amateurish and extremely limited. We were expecting to see the pump room, but there were a few displays of life in the 19th century and only one actually pertaining to the Royal Baths. Don't bother with this.

Thank Linton3193
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Fascinating insight to the medicinal uses of Harrogate spa waters and the social history of the area. Trip down to the spa water point itself. One source smells particularly obnoxious - no wonder it's deemed to be no longer fit for consumption. I don't understand...More

1  Thank puttingitright
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Worth a visit, although a little disappointing not to be able to taste the water (unless I missed it) - I'm sure I have been able to in other former Victorian Spas I have visited.

Thank richard2112
Reviewed 6 July 2017

So the spa water that made Harrogate famous in the 18th, 19th & early 20th centuries can't be sampled today because it's bad for your health. I found that hilarious. The small museum was informative and had some nice examples of vintage advertising that would...More

Thank cvb1793
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Small but very interesting. Gave good insights of what spa visitors encountered (some quite gruesome) and the busy social life that occupied them the rest of the time. Get a free parking token from the Info Centre round the corner but make sure you understand...More

Thank HelenK60
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