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Mr Monkey visits the Royal Pump Room museum, 21st July

"It looks like it was a rather impressive place to bathe"

Mr Monkey looking at an LNER poster for Harrogate Mr Monkey examining a recreation of the Royal Baths

Mr Monkey decided to find out about the Royal Baths. First he looked at a poster showing what the London and North Eastern Railway thought the outside looked like in the thirties, then he examined the museum's colourful recreation of the inside. Built in 1897 the Royal Baths were one of the most ornate ways of "taking the cure" available. In the years before the Great War royalty and nobility of many nations came to take baths at Harrogate, and their visits were reported by numerous newspapers including The Times, Newcastle Daily Chronicle, The Manchester Guardian, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The San Fransisco Chronicle, and The Hot Lakes Chronicle and Rotorua Advertiser.

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