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World of James Herriot

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Always wanted to deliver a calf . . .

I can’t think of anyone I know who didn’t enjoy ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, the television... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
Yorkshire vet

Didn't know about this till I saw the Yorkshire vet on telly. Glad we came highly recommended. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1845 524234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can’t think of anyone I know who didn’t enjoy ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, the television series of yesteryear about vet James Herriot and his colleagues. It was good, wholesome, entertaining TV. This week, along with friends, I had an opportunity to relive some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know about this till I saw the Yorkshire vet on telly. Glad we came highly recommended. A very interesting museum about the life, work and television series about James Herriot. Some of the equipment used resembled medieval torture devices felt sorry for the animals....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank debbiedownie82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is so well put together with items from author and maintained, we took a load of pictures to remember our trip. The small gift shop had a delightful variety of related, quality items to help us remember our trip as well..

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lee K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent if a little expensive maybe would be good to give locals a discount but very interesting for young and old

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank gloria r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very good - it gives you a wonderful insight into the world of James Herriott. The exhibitions are very real and contain items that bring back memories of life many years ago! There is a lot to see - including the car...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here as we both have read the books and watched all creatures great and small may years ago. What a lovely museum. A good mix of things to do with the TV series and the real James Herriot, Alf Wight. The museum is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank roundabout66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read the books and seen thet.v. series (both yeaars ago) and it was very useful to find out about the man behind them.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Baaartman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good alternative for money and interesting place to visit lots for all ages and situated in lovely thirsk

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Douglas M
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Hubby has always loved Yorkshire and James Herriot so this was an ideal place to visit and we'll worth it too.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LynneE18
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic place. I have read all the books and seen all the TV episodes and this topped it off for me. Fantastic rooms full of history, wonderful interactive exhibits for kids and adults alike set in the centre of a lovely Yorkshire market...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Paul M
January 28, 2019|
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Response from JoeNathan9249 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for asking. You can check directly but I don't recall a reduced rate for OAP's when we visited last year. (I am one too). i looked on line and did not find a discounted rate. I encourage you to contact them... More
Keith W
September 27, 2018|
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Response from Sid S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not in the museum.