I am a part time resident of Harrogate. I am an American who married someone from the area.
I really love the town of Harrogate. It is such a great place and has so much going for it. My only criticism is that I feel like it should have a little more in the way of intellectual attractions.
To further add to the town, I believe that the council building in Crescent Gardens would make a perfect museum. It would also bring more people to a very attractive part of town.
Together with the Pump Museum and the Mercer Gallery, you would have a Museum quarter.
Besides adding a high quality attraction, the museum would have obvious ancillary benefits (i.e. supportive of the retail and restaurant business in town).