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World of James Herriot

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Highly recommended experience.

An excellent and keenly-priced museum, full of many interesting historical items and titbits of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Plenty to see and do

We paid a visit to the James Herriot Museum whilst visiting Thirsk, the staff are friendly and are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncaster, 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
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All reviews tv series alf wight air raid shelter short film well worth a visit his life tv set great museum tv studios hands on activities couple of hours interactive games happy memories interactive room all ages brought back memories actual house
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent and keenly-priced museum, full of many interesting historical items and titbits of information, suitable for both adults and children.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wanderering_Willie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a visit to the James Herriot Museum whilst visiting Thirsk, the staff are friendly and are more than willing to guide and talk you through the different exhibits, you'll find so many interesting facts about the way vets used to live and work,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking at the building from the front, you think that it’s just a tour of the house itself but there is do much more to this attraction. The house is fabulously furnished, it feels like going back to my granny’s with the dark furniture and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MariD278
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with four children aged between 11 & 15. There were a few nostalgia type things that interested them and a few interactive exhibits. I really enjoyed the museum having watched the 'All Creatures Great and Small' series in the 70s/80s and having read the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M6501EIjohna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for a very interesting afternoon on Friday. My husband who is not a fan of museums in general was very impressed! It is well laid out and we were particularly impressed with the interactive displays...wished we had had our grand-children with us!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MickyYorkshire
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This museum was the highlight of our Dales trip. It is simply a must for those who love the books. There is even a section devoted to the filming of the tv series which tv fans will enjoy. I loved seeing the rooms in which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Worth every penny for both adults and children. Very amusing interactive room. Film show in barn? Yes barn. Can’t go to Thirsk without about 1 ½ hours here. Friendly helpful staff. Shop for souvenirs if you are that way inclined.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andrewhJ7428PH
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This museum is great i went here with my dog when James Herriot was alive he was then training Peter wright it's exactly as i remember it so anyone wishing to visit can be reassured it is just the same all the rooms and setting...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank _chanel08642
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I’ve read all the books and would have enjoyed this experience whatever the weather or style of displays. It is laid out very tastefully and some rooms have things set out as when it was lived in etc. Some rooms are set up with display...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucy T
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to spend couple hours. Excellent for kids and great value for money. Highly recommend this place

Date of experience: October 2018
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Keith W
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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.