A view of the Harrogate Pump Room Museum a grade II listed building in Harrogate, from the Valley Gardens entrance. Welcome to Harrogate, a perfect blend of culture and history.
Jessica and Sarah went to explore two of the very best cultural gems you can find right here on the doorstep of our apartments while staying with us at our apartments in Harrogate. 
Nestled in the heart of Harrogate, our 4 star luxury apartments offer the perfect starting point for exploring the town's rich heritage. Just a stone's throw away, you’ll find two of Harrogate's most treasured attractions: the Royal Pump Room Museum and the Mercer Art Gallery. Both are within easy walking distance, making it effortless to immerse yourself in the town's fascinating history and vibrant arts scene. 
The plaque on the side of the glazed annexe addition to the main building which was added and opened in 1913 at the Harrogate Royal Pump Room Museum
Steeped in history, the Royal Pump Room Museum stands as a testament to Harrogate's illustrious heritage as a premier spa town. Originally built in 1842, this iconic building has undergone a meticulous refurbishment, reviving its historic 1842 room to its former glory. Stepping into the 1842 room simply transports you back to a time when Harrogate was a bustling hub of wellness and high society. 
The 1842 room restored along with the original wooden counter the healing waters were served from in the Harrogate Royal Pump Room Museum
You can almost imagine the elite visitors of the 19th century gathering here, sipping the mineral-rich waters and engaging in lively conversation. This room, with its rich history and stunning restoration, serves as a central piece of the museum’s narrative, connecting the past with the present in a truly captivating way. Showcasing a range of fascinating exhibits and artifacts from opulent decor to informative displays, which provide captivating glimpses into the past, the Royal Pump Room Museum stands as a testament to Harrogate’s fascinating history, blending tradition with contemporary storytelling. 
A picture of what lies below with an interactive experience through the glass viewing platform at the Harrogate Royal Pump Room Musuem. Here you will see an 18th century well head for the sulphur spring well.
Back in the 1800's visitors followed a routine. Arriving between 7 am and 9 am, drinking one or more glasses of water, and then joining promenaders outside. Fashion, gossip, and music filled the air as visitors took breakfast. Chronically ill individuals received hot bath treatments, while others explored the town or attended social events. Doctors would recommend a cure lasting at least three weeks! 
The new Tourist Information hub within the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate.
The Harrogate Pump Room Museum is now the permanent home of the the Tourist Information Centre allowing our wonderful visitors to Harrogate better access to what is on in the local area, where is good to eat and how to get around the town. Whether you’re interested in historical sites, beautiful gardens, or culinary delights we are sure you will enjoy your visit! 
Jessica and Sarah from Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments outside the entrance to the Harrogate Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate.
A mere stroll from our apartments, the Mercer Art Gallery is a haven for art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. This charming gallery hosts an array of exhibitions, with works spanning from the 19th century to contemporary art. Currently, the gallery proudly features a special exhibition dedicated to Harrogate's very own historian, Malcolm Neesam! 
The Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate. With exhibitions celebrating local artists, journeying through time with a study of portraits through the ages, and a fantastic display showcasing the life and works of Malcolm Neesam.
Neesam, a revered figure in Harrogate, has spent decades chronicling the town's history. The exhibition celebrates his extensive contributions and provides a unique opportunity to delve into Harrogate's rich narrative through his eyes. Visitors can explore a collection of Neesam's works, including photographs, documents, and personal artifacts, offering an intimate look at the town's evolution and its cultural milestones. 
Jessica from Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments looking through some of the wonderful works by Malcolm Neesam on display at the carefully curated exhibition within the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.
With decades of dedicated research and writing, Neesam has authored numerous books and articles that illuminate the town's past, preserving its heritage for future generations. Why not stop by and enjoy the quick but enriching experience that is getting lost momentarily in a book by Malcolm Neesam or glancing into the Pump Room Museum, all just steps away. Perfect for even those who have a tight schedule when staying with us. 
On display: some of Malcolm Neesam's background showcasing how he became known as the town's foremost historian and beloved for his contributions to the community within the exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.
Staying in our luxurious apartments means you are never far from the cultural heart of Harrogate. The proximity to the Royal Pump Room Museum and Mercer Art Gallery allows you to effortlessly explore these attractions at your leisure. After a day of cultural immersion, return to the comfort and elegance of your home away from home, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's discoveries. 
Whether you are an avid history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply someone who appreciates the charm of a town steeped in heritage, Harrogate offers a wealth of experiences just waiting to be explored. Book your stay with us now and ensure you don’t miss out on the incredible exhibitions and beautifully restored historic sites that make Harrogate a truly unique destination. 
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