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World of James Herriot

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Address: 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
Phone Number: +44 1845 524234
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Description: You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched...
You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched “All Creatures Great and Small” on TV. Now come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and relaxed. See his home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was a vet in Yorkshire. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet and even experience what it was like to hide in a World War 2 air raid shelter!
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Plenty to see and do. Well worth the admission price

Having half an hour to pass in Thirsk before meeting someone, I decided to revisit the museum after a lapse of about 20 years. I thought the admission price seemed high but risked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Having half an hour to pass in Thirsk before meeting someone, I decided to revisit the museum after a lapse of about 20 years. I thought the admission price seemed high but risked it. No regrets, as there was much more to see than on my previous visit. My only problem was that I wish I had two hours to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went with a friend and we were both impressed by the quality and scope of the venue. It was much bigger than we had realised from the outside. We found it all very interesting, especially as we had seen the TV programmes when they first came out. However even people who weren't familiar with them should find it interesting.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Bring back memories of 1970/80's having read some of the books and watched the TV program there was great history in this building. you can take all the family, you dont have to be into animals, or vets as it show how life was during the 1940's

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Interesting in it's own right, but more so because of the Books, TV Series & Films. Well laid out,Nice Atmosphere,just a little expensive at £8.50 each.

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Sandusky, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were able to stay at The Gallery bnb right across the street from the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk England. My husband loved James Herriot's books so driving down from Scotland through Yorkshire was a real treat in preparation for the museum. The museum was quaint and simple, like the town of Thirsk itself. It definitely caters to children... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Everything you need to know about James Herriot here. The area is just as described in the books and museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went there by bicycle and the lady at the museum shop greeted us warmly and welcomed us to park our bike very close to the shop. Then we met a very nice man who was a volunteer at the museum. He gave us the overview of the museum and explained us what to see in there. Having read James... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum on a wet Sunday when en route to an overnight stay near Thirsk. We spent about 2 hours there & were very impressed by the variety of things exhibited in the museum. They ranged from information about the popular TV series & how it was made to information about Alf Wight (the real-life James Herriot) &... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Enjoyed our visit to the museum which was informative and brought back memories of the Herriot books and the TV series All creatures Great and Small. We spent an enjoyable couple of hours in there. £8.50 seemed a bit pricey for the size of the museum.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited with my 10-year old daughters and their grandpa and found that was something here for everyone. The adults enjoyed reminiscing about the books and TV programme and the girls enjoyed all the interactive parts and the vet instruments. Someone here really understands children and what they enjoy - lots of thoughtful touches like a reading area with beanbags... More 

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