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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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James had just slipped out to attend a cow that was poorly

As I entered the huge cluttered kitchen, with the table set for breakfast complete with little grey knitted mouse crouched by the breadknife, I felt James had just slipped out the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I entered the huge cluttered kitchen, with the table set for breakfast complete with little grey knitted mouse crouched by the breadknife, I felt James had just slipped out the back door. His dispensary was redolent of an old fashioned chemist shop, albeit for animals. Coats hung over chairs and on hooks, the old fashioned copper in the corner... More 

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Thank Susan F
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed reading the books when I was younger so looking around this museum was an excellent experience well laid out with a fair priced visit which takes approximately an hour to complete

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were so accommodating . The whole experience was wonderful . Lots to see and such history . It was Iovely to go back in time . Would definately recommend .

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Thank aitches23
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

for anyone who loved all creatures great and small, this place is a must see.we did feel the entrance price was a bit steep, but there is a lot to see. the film of Alf Wrights life is really interesting, as is a visit to the tv studio.

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Thank sarah p
Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting in York, we took the train out to the countryside to see this attraction. It is the actual home and filming studio for the popular James Herriot television show. You can tour his home and surgery as well as barn. It is as if he just walked through the kitchen to grab a bite on the way out... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely brilliant museum. Not cheap at £8.50 each, but well worth it. From the air raid shelter to the TV studio.... just brilliant. Our only complaint was that the DVD series was "on offer" for £49.95....we bought it on Amazon for £25! A bit disingenuous and possibly taking advantage of the older crowd? (At 40....we were at least 20... More 

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For anyone who is a fan of the series and films about all creatures great and small , a visit to the real life of Alf Wight was an absolute joy. I've been a fan for years and I'm really pleased to visit Thirsk and the surrounding district to soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the dales and have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Thirsk so dropped in. Entry was about £17 for two (no concessions) which seemed expensive. But this a Tardis - round every corner is another room - all informative, interesting & brilliantly presented. We particularly enjoyed the film barn and the TV studio. What seemed expensive turned out to be very good value. Friendly & helpful reception. A... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write on trip advisor. You're right the attraction is like a tardis, and from the outside it is difficult to appreciate the size of the museum and what good value for money it is. The film in the foldyard is very enjoyable, with lots of previously unseen footage and interviews with family, friends... More 

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

What a gem inexpensive, informative and great for all ages. Even if you don't remember the television show the trip down memory lane is worth the visit. Each room is well laid out and suitable for people with reduced mobility, the voluntary guides are well informed and happy to share their knowledge. My child (aged 54 !) had a great... 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 always glad to read visitors with reduced mobility are able to view the attraction with ease, your comments are highly appreciated. It really is a museum for all ages, and it's a pleasure to read our voluntary guides are well informed and happy to always make sure visitors... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this as we'd looked it up before our holiday. We were very much looking forward to it and was not disappointed. First of all you went through the rooms and then went downstairs to the air raid shelter, followed by some of the film sets on another floor. There's also a place where children can... 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 our award winning attraction was one of the high points of your holiday. As you have pointed out from your review, there really is lots to see once inside. The air raid shelter is always popular as it's very educational for the younger generation, and the TV... More 

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