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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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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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Authentic to say the least

For anyone who loved the James Herriot series and books you will not be disappointed. Everything is as you will remember it. Well wort the visit and the entrance fee. We left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For anyone who loved the James Herriot series and books you will not be disappointed. Everything is as you will remember it. Well wort the visit and the entrance fee. We left wondering why we had never been before

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came upon the museum by accident when walking through Thirsk and as we all remembered the James Herriot to series thought we would take a look. It's very well presented and looking at all the memorabilia does take you back in time. The studio set up is a lovely added feature and there are activities also for the children... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We weren't really aiming to visit this museum but after a wet day in North Yorkshire we were looking for somewhere to stay dry! Someone suggested we should visit if we hadn't before and we had a really interesting time. Nostalgia is the word that best describes it- for those of us old enough to remember the television series. The... More 

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Chesterfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been waiting 30 years to come here watch all the TV series and read the books. Lives up to everything, great sound affects and very interesting facts about veterinary practice and TV filming. Lovely to see original things that he may have used in his every day working life. Very interesting and would be great for children too.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For anyone who is a fan of James Harriot this is a wonderful experience but it is just as good for those interested in the history of veterinary medicine and we have to praise many of the galleries for the way they engaged children. We were there at the same time as a family with children who by the parent's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for a short stay to Yorkshire. The main reason was to visit this museum. My mom is the biggest fan and it didn't disappoint, she lived every minute. The surrounding area is beautiful for photography and it is very close to shops and reactants so you an spend the whole day in the area.

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Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit here and we weren't disappointed. However before I do the positive stuff, there is one negative. We travelled to Thirsk by train which was fine, but the station is approx 1.5 miles out of town.there is a bus stop at station but buses are few and far between. It took myself and 2 grandchildren 20 mins to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a special stop in Thirsk to go to the James Herriot museum. Long been fans of the books and loved watching the tv series, we recently rewatched it from start to finish. Brilliant! Just lovely to be able to go into the practice he worked in, very interesting to see the rooms as they would have been. Good... More 

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Kate P, Manager at World of James Herriot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write on trip advisor. What a lovely informative review you have written. I'm glad you were able to make a special visit to Thirsk to view the museum, and it seems to of reached all expectations. You must be a real fan and had lots of yorkshire tea while watching the full series!... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for all not just for fans.very informative and behind tv to see how program was made

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Kate P, Manager at World of James Herriot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write on trip advisor. I'm so pleased you found the museum informative. You're right, it is a great place to visit for all, you don't just have to be one of our many fans to enjoy your experience viewing our 'Award winning attraction'. The TV Studio is very informative and interesting to see... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Good time visiting this museum If go liked watching the old series all creatures great and small you will love it here it's filled with facts of the old show and an in sight at what it was like to be a vet

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Kate P, Manager at World of James Herriot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write on trip advisor. I'm glad you enjoyed your time spent in the attraction. I agree, if you have watched the series you will love walking round the museum and reading all the interesting facts about what it was like to be a vet in the 1940's North Yorkshire. I hope visiting our... More 

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