World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot, Thirsk: Hours, Address, World of James Herriot Reviews: 4.5/5

World of James Herriot
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Arden24
Market Harborough, UK369 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This is a self guided tour. On the day we visited it was quiet so we were able to proceed at our own pace. The information film is definitely worth watching and the Yorkshire Vet Room is a nice touch. It was also good to see that the museum has updated its displays to reflect the new series of All Creatures Great and Small.
Written January 3, 2022
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Hilary B
Chesterfield, UK210 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Had a really lovely time here!!
Great museum and lots to see and do.
So nice to see history and the kids really enjoyed it as well.
Very interesting museum and the staff were really helpful and friendly.
Would really recommend a visit and Thirsk itself is such a lovely pretty place!
Written December 30, 2021
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SusieSu H
Cumbria, UK36 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Great day out at a real treat of a museum. Loved the authentic set and TV studio and also the quizzes and games. Such welcoming staff and well worth a visit to this great museum. We bought the guide book and used it as we moved along the different areas. Good value for money and highly recommended for a step back into the past
Written December 15, 2021
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Chris M
Adlington, UK30 contributions
Nov 2021
As a 41 year old who remembers watching the original All Creatures on TV, went into this looking forward to it but not sure what to expect.

The museum is a great look back at the history of the period along with Alf Wight's real life and also the tv series as well as some general veterinary history.

The museum is well thought out in terms of layout but is also wheelchair friendly.
Written November 30, 2021
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Lynne W
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Well worth a visit but unfortunately visit spoilt by grumpy male member of staff. I am visually impaired and my husband was looking where to pay when a male member of staff insinuated that we were trying to sneak in without paying which I would never do. Remember people have hidden disabilities. Not a good experience for a person with a disability!!!
Written November 6, 2021
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Steve Gregory
Rhyl, UK3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Really interesting to walk around the Herriot museum.
Plenty of interactive things to do, just so like the series,takes you back in time.enjoyed talking to staff in the shop very informative and friendly. Thirsk is a lovely village to walk round also,cobble market square.Certainly recommend.Will be back with family in 2022.Highlight was bumping into Mrs Green in Tesco on the sunday and having a quick chat with her.
Written November 1, 2021
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Graham T
Kirkbymoorside, UK35 contributions
Sep 2021
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience. Lots of displays and recognizable artifacts. Rooms all well laid out and the garden area with the statue of 'James Herriott' was beautiful. Well worth a visit - allow a good 2 hours.
Written October 29, 2021
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asicit007
bournemouth218 contributions
Oct 2021
Interesting tour of James Herriot house as it would have been in the 1940s, also a studio set from the BBC all creatures great and small, interactive area for children (and parents) penalty to see and do.
Written October 26, 2021
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Rita4801
Derbyshire, UK76 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a lovely, friendly Museum covering many aspects of veterinary science.
The only thing it lacked for me was 'interpretation'. There are rooms full of fascinating artefacts from the 1930s but visitors are left to guess what they are and what they did.
Written October 24, 2021
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Caron H
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Wonderful afternoon out .....fascinating insight to early vetinary treatment and equipment.
Interesting to learn how "All creatures Great and Small" came to be.
Great interactive room for small people... but that didn't stop my 32 year old daughter having a go!!
Thorough recommend!
Written October 23, 2021
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