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“Disappointing”

Royal Pump Rooms Museum
Ranked #14 of 79 things to do in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Paid almost £8 entrance fee For the two of us expecting an educational hour or so at the royal pump rooms museum. Very poor value for money! Once you have paid your entrance fee you are advised to walk around the "exhibits " in an anticlockwise fashion ( the "exhibits " are mainly very large information cards on the wall for you to read , google is much more informative and cheaper!) on display there was a penny farthing cycle, an old bath and shower , a few Egyptian bits and pieces and a small display of crimplene clothes! You would be better off donating your entrance fee to charity , throwing it down the grid or getting afternoon tea at Betty's tea rooms!

Visited April 2014
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Historical Harrogate”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

A small but informative museum. Gives you an insight to the old SPA's. Also shows other things Harrogate is famous for.

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not what I expected”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

One might reasonably think that this museum will be about the spas in Harrogate and the history of the Royal Pump Room. In part it is - but only part. The rest is a fashion museum with a limited number of garments on display and a looping video presentation. Disappointing.

Visited April 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“disappointing”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

we wandered in after a walk through the lovely park gardens, hoping to spend some time finding out about the history of the town... very disappointing! very few exhibits, and quite random... information could have been provided in a leaflet or audio tour leaving more space for exhibits. At £3.75 - very overpriced, thought it should have been free, as in reality was no more than a gift shop! didn't get to see the well - only from viewing gallery above. Would have expected Harrogate to have made more of the spa baths as a larger museum rather than have it as a chinese restaurant & weatherspoons pub! Harrogate appears to be just eating places & shops?

Visited April 2014
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Buxton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Good Exhibition.”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We went to see the exhibition on crimpelene as it was discovered in Harrogate. We learnt lot and at the end there is a lille video to watch which was very informative .

Visited April 2014
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