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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Really interesting and such a lot to see. From the outside it looks small but it's like the tardis! Really good value too.

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Oxford
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

As a lover of the original programme and we were in the area, we decided to visit the World of James Herriot. Although the exhibition is good, we felt it was little over priced. They say to allow 2 hours, but this is little over estimated. It is god if you have children and there are many rooms, for the... More

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our trip to the World of James Herriot and found plenty to do for people of all ages. Interesting film for adults and interactive games for the kids. Took about an hour and a half, could possibly be a little cheaper for families but all considering we were happy with our visit. :)

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yorkshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here today and I found it very interesting I was sceptical and thought It was going to be boring. The ladies who work there are all very polite and helpful. The games at the end of the self your are good fun. I got a deal on groupon £5 for two adults which was fab value. Would I recommend... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A must for all ages and James Herriott fans a unique insight into the vet of the 30's A great place to spend a good half day.

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Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A must see for any fan of the books and tv show. The greeter at the entrance was very kind and informative. We really loved watching the short film about the show. Remembering all the cast and poignant moments of the show, the sitting room, kitchen, what's not to enjoy. Take the time to visit the original surgery and also... More

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East Yorkshire, England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Depending on your age this may not be steping back in time. yes the exibits are good but I would not reccommend it for young children £24 for a family ticket is expensive for wht you get

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New South Wales Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A must see if your in the area wether you remember the series or not. It's such a learning experience of how a vets life used to be. Great interactive activities for the children. So much bigger than I expected from the outside. Keeps you interested all the way. Most enjoyable.

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Stourbridge, West Midlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What a delight this museum is. It is full of nostalgia and a reminder of times gone by. Located in the original surgery occupied by James and Seigfried it is a must for all lovers the Herriot books, giving a good insight to his life and times. I thought we would only be in the museum for a short while... More

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Chennai
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97 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Having read all of James Herriot's books, I never imagined that I would ever visit his home and surgery. We were in York and were so excited to be able to take this little diversion. For those people like me, who were charmed by his stories, this is almost a pilgrimage.

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