Thirsk Museum

Thirsk Museum: Hours, Address, Thirsk Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Thirsk Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Michael K
London, UK415 contributions
Should be more famous than it is, as Thomas Lord's birthplace
Oct 2021
Engaging small museum just over the road from the better-known museum of Thirsk's other great son. In some ways this small town museum resembles others around the country, containing items of local history and curiosity (like the "cursed" Busby Stoop chair) in rather cramped surroundings, but staffed generously by volunteers. Of course, its main claim to fame is as the birthplace of Thirsk's other great son; Thomas Lord. Even if you know little about cricket, you will surely have heard of Lord's Cricket Ground in London, the world headquarters of cricket. For that achievement alone, you would think that Thomas Lord would have greater honour in his home town. I suppose that, since Lord's itself has its own museum, he is better celebrated there than here. All the same, it is worth visiting this little museum to visit the shrine of cricket's most famous name.
Written October 21, 2021
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eyupkeith
Louth, UK65 contributions
Very good
Jul 2021
This was the World of James Heriot and was very interesting, the staff were very friendly and helpful . Loads of information of the life of the vet and the work he did around the Thirsk area ,also info on Peter Wright and Julian Norton from The TV series "The Yorkshire Vet"
Written July 24, 2021
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Look with Caleb
1 contribution
Amazing volunteers
Jul 2021 • Family
Although the museum is quite small the volunteers absolutely made this a worth while stop on our trip we attended today 10/7/21 and the lady who unfortunately we didn’t catch her name was amazing with the little ones. There is a fun little quiz to do to find out who’s taking the biscuit! The attraction is completely free with the advisory of a donation of which we were more than happy to pay. To any family’s who are holidaying\camping in the area it’s definitely worth the stop!!
Written July 10, 2021
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Master Jonjon
London, UK341 contributions
Let's visit... THIRSK MUSEUM
May 2021
WHAT IT IS.

Exhibition showcasing local stories. Including a serial-killing cursed chair. No touching.

More history and prehistory upstairs.

GETTING THERE.

Nearest station: Thirsk.

Exit the station and walk east along A61 for half an hour. You'll then reach Thirsk's city centre.

As you reach the square (Market Place), turn left into Kirkgate. The museum will be in less than a minute.
Written June 4, 2021
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Kevin B
Burnham-On-Sea, UK61 contributions
Lovely Little find
Oct 2020
Lovely little museum. Full of interesting items and information about the area. Very helpful staff and well laid out. Worth popping in while you at Thirsk.
Well organized in these strange times we are having.
Written October 15, 2020
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
QUIRKY LITTLE PLACE
Aug 2019
Tucked away in the market town of Thirsk you will find this hidden gem of a museum.
Knowledgeable staff await, to tell you about the local history.
The artefacts are also well displayed.
Written May 24, 2020
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Fooffanp
Lichfield, UK45 contributions
Family visit
Oct 2019
Lovely little museum.A hidden gem.very interesting.well run and well presented.A must if you visit thirsk.
Written October 25, 2019
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Steve W
1,276 contributions
a day out
Oct 2019
A Great social History Interesting Museum so much to see a quaint small building
allot of careful thought gone into Themes and Threads. a well worth to visit
Written October 13, 2019
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linda b
Wolverhampton, UK98 contributions
What a find
Oct 2019
For cricket lovers this is the place. The birthplace of Thomas Lord who founded Lord's Cricket Ground, the ancenstral home of World cricket
Written October 9, 2019
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jaynell
South Shields, UK289 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019 • Solo
I visited this museum on a day trip to Thirsk as I had read good reviews on TripAdvisor. Its small and quaint in a very old building on a side street off the market square. I would not have walked in this direction had I not been looking for it. It is ran by friendly, enthusiastic volunteers. I was given a leaflet providing a summary of each room then left alone to walk around (which I personally prefer). It is free entry but relies totally on donations. It took me about 30 minutes to walk around but if you read everything it would probably be an hour. There was lots if information about Thirsk with old photos too. It was enjoyable and interesting.
Written September 28, 2019
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