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Strathpeffer Pump Room

Strathpeffer IV14 9DY, Scotland
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Size is not everything.

Small, interesting, & worth the visit. Plus learn a we bit about the Strath Spa the people who... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Alistair M
Small but informative.

The Pump Room is left over from when Strathpeffer was a Spa Town. It now doubles up as museum and... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
ChrisFirth
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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“sweet shop”(9 reviews)
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The Real Sweets & Gift Company are delighted to welcome you to The Pump Room. Come and see how the Victorians experienced the Spa treatments and learn more about the village of Strathpeffer and it's history.Shop in our traditional sweetshop, with...more
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Small, interesting, & worth the visit. Plus learn a we bit about the Strath Spa the people who travelled from near & far to soak up the benefits of the Spa waters. A small donation is welcome .

4  Thank Alistair M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The Pump Room is left over from when Strathpeffer was a Spa Town. It now doubles up as museum and tourist information centre. It is free to go in but you are encouraged to leave a donation if you look around the exhibits. We found...More

2  Thank ChrisFirth
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Small place thats not sure weather it's a gift shop, ice cream palour, tourist information center or a museum. It does or sells all the above but not sure if these all go together. Some parts however were interesting.More

Thank LesGUk
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ThePumpRoom, Proprietor at Strathpeffer Pump Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for visiting the Strathpeffer Pump Room and village. It's the first time we've come across anyone who has found it "confusing" and are sorry to hear that you did. The Pump Room Exhibition (and Tourist Information) are run on voluntarily basis by owners...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Pump Room museum is staffed by volunteers who are just the sweetest and most welcoming ladies you'll ever meet. The museum exhibits are small but they pack quite a punch. Visiting the pump room, and seeing the kind of past Strathpeffer had at the...More

Thank Pryst
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ThePumpRoom, Proprietor at Strathpeffer Pump Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and we're so pleased you enjoed your visit to the Pump Room and Strathpeffer village. Just to clarify though we run the Exhibition and provide Tourist Information on a voluntary basis, but the small retail areas, Gallery/Gift shop and...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

really enjoyed this lovely looking building outside and interesting inside,very easy walking from our hotel The Highland hotel on the hill,this is a lovely village well worth a look

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very historical place to visit. Worth watching the short film. I found it and the place in general quite sad as it used to be so grand and used. Shame couldn't take the waters. Nice shop as well as history. Oh and walk behind the...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The Pump Room is run by volunteers. The lady who was there when we visited (Saturday) was lovely, greeting us with a warm welcome and explaining what was available to see. The exhibition was informative, as was the film playing.

1  Thank SusanCh9
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a great wee museum which is housed in one of the old pump rooms in Strathpeffer. The tiles are gorgeous and the exhibits are very interesting. To top it off you can choose from a vast array of traditional and unusual sweeties -...More

1  Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Plenty to see here as well as tourist information there is a small history of the Pump Room which is interesting. In addition there is a retro sweet shop where you can buy all my old childhood favourite sweets albeit at higher prices than in...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Although rather small this museum is packed with information relating the glory days of spa towns built around the supposed health giving qualities of the local mineral waters. Several set pieces with Madame Tussaud style dummies add interest and a short video runs on a...More

Thank Gordon E
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Response from Gordon E | Reviewed this property |
Google maps shows about 6hrs 45 min by car. We went on a coach from Chesterfield, Derbyshire with several pick up stops and other breaks and it took us about 10 hours if I remember correctly.
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