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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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A must place to visit

Very enjoyable informative interesting and relaxing place to visit, staff great welcoming helpful, would highly recommend visiting

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable informative interesting and relaxing place to visit, staff great welcoming helpful, would highly recommend visiting

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We did not spend enough time to view everything because parking on market day in Thirsk was not the best time to visit. The museum itself is quite compact but very well presented with a lot of interesting information. What particularly struck us were the very good interactive displays that had been set up for children.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The World of James Herriot is an interesting tribute to Alf Wight, vet and author of the James Herriot stories. It is based in his original surgery at 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk (the 'Skeldale House' "All Creatures Great and Small"). We went early on a Monday morning and managed to park outside. Beware it is disc parking but the museum will... More 

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Blaydon on Tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, those of us who watched the 'all creatures great and small' TV series, will like the museum. However at £8.50 for a visit, its very overpriced for what is , in the main, a series of static and wordy presentations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Gave a good representation of the period when Alf Wight wrote his books about "All creatures, great & small" & interesting facts about the development of veterinary services & life here in those times. Also sets & memorabilia from the TV series. Well done worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a lovely couple of hours wandering around the museum, unfortunately as they don't allow dogs my husband had to walk around the nearby park( dog enjoyed that more) a lovely lady called Margaret showed me around and couldn't have been more helpful, she was very informative and clearly loved her job. Will definitely be going back with my husband... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Inter sting place with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Something for everyone including interactive area for kids. They also offered us a free disc to park outside.

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Kincardine, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I loved the home of James Herriott which was left as it would have looked in the 40's and 50's. It felt like the family had just stepped out and you were going through the house. As well, the film was great. Upstairs there were lots of kid friendly activities and a movie set.

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La Crescenta, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was a big fan of both the books and the PBS show 'All Creatures Great and Small' so it was really fun to visit the house and see all of the old vet equipment. They have done a nice job with the museum.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

took us back to the world of earlier veterinary practice; well done and informative, enjoyed the opportunity to "Pull a calf."

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Additional Information about World of James Herriot

Address: 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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