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Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

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3.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
The Royal Pump Room is a Grade II* listed building in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Today it houses the town's museum – operated by Harrogate Borough Council. It was formerly a spa water pump house. It is located in Crown Place in the western part of Harrogate town centre, opposite the town's Valley Gardens park. It is bounded by two streets which are Crescent Road and Royal Parade. Today, the Pump Room consists of both the original 1842 stone rotunda and a glazed annexe which was opened in 1913. The Pump Room offered guests of the town an all weather facility where they could drink sulphur water which was pumped on site from a natural spring known as the Old Sulphur Well. The building also had a social element to it as it provided guests with a place to meet friends and get to know others.
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  • First of all what a wonderful building. Only a small museum, but well worth a visit, and we were lucky enough to be there for the talk on the Waters. Staff also very friendly and were happy to chat ab...  read more »
  • We were greeted by 2 very friendly ladies, who gave us an introduction to the Pump Room Museum before leaving us to wander. All exhibits are well labelled and if we had further queries the ladies were...  read more »
  • Was interesting to learn the history and imagine times gone by, when Harrogate was 'healing' to so many people, while at the same time, entertaining the rich in the tranquility of Harrogate. 
  • Interesting little museum with rather a mish-mash of exhibits but still worth spending an hour or two there if you are stuck for something to do.
  • Ridiculously expensive for the size. Really not worth it.
  • Dissapointing! DO NOT TRY THE WATER!
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