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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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Best Museum of the holiday!

As a big James Herriot fan as a teenager I just had to visit. Hubby was not a fan and 16yo son had not even heard of him so both agreed to come reluctantly to keep me happy! Guess... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As a big James Herriot fan as a teenager I just had to visit. Hubby was not a fan and 16yo son had not even heard of him so both agreed to come reluctantly to keep me happy! Guess What? They both loved it! Turned out to be the best museum of the holiday. Hubby is a fan of 1940s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As a lifelong Herriot fan, who's seen and read it all - mostly twice - and who'd ticked off a master plan covering a score of sites associated with Alf Wight's adventures as well as written about them here and there, I arrived at The World of James Herriot ready to roll. Here, all under one ticket, was his home,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Plan to spend a good amount of time here, it is not a place for a quick walkthrough. The displays and settings in all rooms and areas demand attention. Wonderful displays in living areas as well as in rooms used for the vet. practice. A great deal of attention has gone into this site. Take time to see the short... More 

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ROSEDALE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

all good and very interesting. some gory bits of vet equipment on show. east walking distance from car park in square

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Castlebar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We are big Herriott fans and this was the trip of a lefetime. Visited in june2015, the museum wax very quaint and everything wax very authentic the staff were very friendly, there wax an excellent selection of post cards also .

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

amazing house as it was set back in time ,with film studio at back, archives of james herriot work and life,

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited here again for the second time and was amazed how much it had changed in 10 years. Lots to see and especially liked the TV studio set reconstruction, TV series memorabilia and also the Austin 7 car. An excellent representation of a 1940's house/vet's practice, air raid shelter and an impressive display of veterinary equipment. Ably manned by friendly... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you have read James Herriot, this is the place to go...you will recognise every nook and cranny. The team at the museum love the place so you feel like you are actually living back in time when James Herriot was a practising vet there. Do not go to Thirsk without visiting World of James Herriot!

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The home of the author known as James Herriot, in reality the town's vet who wrote the stories from his own experiences. Fascinating.

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Salem, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was the highlight of our stay in England, London included. Alan is eager to help you love the beautiful Dales as much as he obviously does. Reread Herriot's books and watch an episode or two of the BBC series before you go, to really appreciate Alan's tour. One special treat was meeting Amanda Owen, author of "The Yorkshire Shepherdess,"... More 

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Additional Information about World of James Herriot

Address: 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
Phone Number: +44 1845 524234
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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