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World of James Herriot

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent museum

What a brilliant place to visit, it was so interesting. Having read all his books & watched the TV... read more

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Barbara H
James Herriot World

What an amazing place to visit. I always loved the programme and going to visit this place was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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...more
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a brilliant place to visit, it was so interesting. Having read all his books & watched the TV series I couldn’t wait to visit the place he worked & I wasn’t disappointed. Very interesting house still looking like a vet surgery from all those...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing place to visit. I always loved the programme and going to visit this place was brilliant. Right from wandering round the market square to actually being n the house was lovely. There was nothing that wasn’t right about it. Lots of information...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed this house/museum Full of interesting things and how it would have been in the past.

1  Thank RedDebHolmfirth
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very interesting museum to look round. Having never read his books nor seen the films (I've only watched the Yorkshire vet which is a filmed in a modern day vet surgery) I feel like I've learned the story of an interesting and well-loved local...More

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as we were having a day out in Thirsk. The ladies who sold us the tickets were very polite. We entered the museum and the gentleman who checks the tickets was very helpful and pointed out a few not to miss things....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What pleasant surprise, I didn't think it would be up to much, from the outside it looks quite small, but when you get inside its a lot bigger than you think. Lots of period displays, a short film about Alf Wight and his rise to...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both remember watching All Creatures Great and Small on TV and seeing the films at the cinema. This was an opportunity to discover the vet who wrote the books. It’s an excellent experience and there are plenty of opportunities to be hands on (or...More

Thank Hadrian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having watched the "All Creatures Great and Small" series on TV we were very interested in seeing where he worked. Everything was explained so well, both his own life and the TV series. So glad we made the visit.

Thank Dio42
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done this previously and it continues to be even better with each visit. If you are any kind of fan of James Herriot's books or the TV series, you must visit World of James Herriot.

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A monument to James Alfred "Alf" Wight, more commonly known by his pen name James Herriot, the TV Series "All Creatures Great and Small", and the collected reminisces of a of Yorkshire vet in the 1930’s to 1950‘s If you remember the TV series then...More

Thank Glen C
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Keith W
September 27, 2018|
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Response from Sid S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not in the museum.
Rachael E
May 25, 2018|
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Response from DonnaHull_UK | Reviewed this property |
if you are registed disabled carer goes free. yes you can pay in the shop next door.