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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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Brilliant museum

Excellent museum for all the family very nostalgic. James Herriott what a wonderful story bought to life by this fabulous museum retelling his life story.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent museum for all the family very nostalgic. James Herriott what a wonderful story bought to life by this fabulous museum retelling his life story.

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Armitage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had read the books and watched to TV serial so thought we knew about James Herriot. This experience renewed that but also provided other insights into life for a vet in rural Yorkshire and also brought us to all the tools and instruments of the profession. Interesting seeing the TV sets and the instrumentation needed in those days to... More 

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Thank Cyril C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my Dad (no older family option on choices above!!!)We both have enjoyed reading books by James Herriot and watching the TV series. The attraction is in Alf Wrights (James Herriot's)actual practice in Thirsk. The house is set up as it might have been and the film set is there too. There is also an exhibition of vetenary... More 

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Thank ATherapist007
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting and as my partner is a veterinary nurse she found it authentic and so it seems farm instruments haven't changed much Great interactive area for the kids

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Thank Glenn S
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this would be a quick look round but we were so amazed we could have spent all day here. It was like stepping into the tv series yet things were so familiar ( I even had one of the cookbooks on show in the kitchen).

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Thank jackieat32
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre is a very informative centre, going through the life of James Herriot. It has links to all creatures great and small,it shouldn't happen to a vet and the Yorkshire vets. The house is the original house with all original settings and consulting rooms with medicines and equipment used on show. You are taken through James Herriots life and... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Huddersfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there twice. First time was about 1996, and the second in May 2016. The second time it had much more to see than the first, and also had games to entertain the children while the adults could see the super displays. It tells the story of the TV series very well, and as it is based on... More 

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

Lots of interesting facts and hands on activities for the children. Under 5 are free and a good kids quiz A good hour and a half with the kids

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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 hope you all had a wonderful time visiting our attraction. There is truly something for everyone here, and the interactive gallery combines learning with humour. I agree, if your in Thirsk and have the time, what better way to spend a couple of hours. Thank you for being... More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice museum and is bigger than it looks from the outside. The staff are very friendly and helpful

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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. Your right, once inside the museum it's like a tardis with lots to see. I'm glad the staff were friendly and helpful, it's always lovely to hear such kind comments. I hope you enjoyed your time spent with us and in the surrounding area. Kind Regards The World of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting exhibition based on the life and work of James Herriot, (not his real name), the author of the books about a Yorkshire vet that became the famous TV program "All Creatures Great and Small". It is based in the house that the author lived in at Thirsk and it is displayed as it would have been in the... 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. I'm glad you found our exhibition interesting, and it always fascinates visitors when they read how Alf Wight OBE (James Herriot) was inspired to write his books, which became BBC's popular and long running TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small " It's lovely to see the original building... More 

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