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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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Just like stepping into the books from the front door until leaving I had shivers up and down my back and learned so much about how hard it must have been

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

As a huge James Herriot fan, I was very excited to go to this museum, but apprehensive as I had two older children who had never heard of the vet with me and was not quite sure what they would make of it. We all loved it. There is so much to see and do and watch. Walking round I... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My friend and I were advised of this museum by a nearby tourist office. Having read a number of books by James Herriot and seeing programmes on radio and TV this seemed too good to miss. The house was as imagined being kept as it was in the time. The wax models in two of the rooms were very real.... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were the first ones into the museum that day so we got to see everything at a leisurely pace, beautiful and heartwarming.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have been wanting to visit the museum for such a long time and it was wonderful , having read all the James Herriot books it was so good to see all the things in this wonderful house that the books mention .The entrance fee is very reasonable, The house is a lovely old house and its like stepping back in... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are in the area, we recommend you take a little time to stop and step back into the past with a visiit to the World of James Herriot. We were on our way from Dublin to Edinburgh, and since my husband always loved the books about the country veterinarian, we decided to visit this sweet, unassuming but beautiful... More

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have lived in Thirsk for the past year and since living there everyone has mentioned James Herriot. While a few friends were visiting one was a keen fan of the TV series so we visited the museum. I can say I was completely blown away with how fantastic the experience was. I was expecting just a museum but there... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Found quite be accident, and brought up lots of happy memories of the TV series, the books and all the animals stories. A wonderful recreation lovingly presented with so much to see and plenty to consider about the life of a vet and the welfare of animals.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

An interesting museum but I found it rather overpriced for what it was, compared to other museums and places of its kind.

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Hereford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We really liked to see the house where James Herriot lived, it was very well done as a museum. There was something for everyone, lots of interactive children's activities, some very academic veterinary history and lots for us as interested people who loved the books and remembered the TV programme.

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