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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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My wife and I stayed in Thirsk in July 2017 and one of the places we wanted to visit was the James... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Buntingford, United Kingdom
Lovely little museum

Really great fun to wander around and imagine yourself in a bygone era. My 8 year old son loved the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Viki B
Melksham, 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 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!
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I stayed in Thirsk in July 2017 and one of the places we wanted to visit was the James Herriot museum. We were not disappointed. It wasn't just a trip round the house where Herriot lived and worked but also a trip...More

Thank RTS780
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really great fun to wander around and imagine yourself in a bygone era. My 8 year old son loved the activities.

Thank Viki B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the history of Herriot & learn some new facts. Lovely people & little shop to buy goodies.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been watching The Yorkshire Vet on tele, had to go to the James Herriot Museum. Very interesting, Really glad we went.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the afternoon and spent more time than expected. Grew up reading the books and watching TV series. Museum very comprehensive and even for those with no knowledge of James herriot the museum gave good insight into life in early 20th century and the...More

Thank LyndaK123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited 23, Kirkgate in the late nineties, when the house stood empty and run down. We had only our imagination and the fact that I had read all the books to help us visualise the busy little practice of yesteryear. We first visited...More

1  Thank Gary E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great, informative day out. Lots to do and see for all ages. Would recommend taking time to explore the town of Thirsk while there.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought my wife 2 tickets to here as a stocking filler for Christmas, so we decided to go last Monday, as we were up in the area for the Great Yorkshire Show the next day. We arrived at around mid day and went straight...More

Thank Bexy1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative for all ages. Advice would be to leave car in long stay car park though. We would have stayed another hour, but had only got a ticket for 2hrs car parking. Activity room a nice touch, but some of activities went working.

1  Thank 206lucy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum because we were great fans of the original TV series and, currently the Yorkshire Vets starring Peter and Julian. (and the indomitable Mrs Green!!) There was so much more to see than we ever expected and we particularly enjoyed the film...More

2  Thank AvocetBicester
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Eileen G
18 April 2017|
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Response from john b | Reviewed this property |
that your needs are met I do not know their official policy but I am aware that they have ramped access and a lift to all floors and adapted toilets so feel sure you will be accommodated. I found the volunteer ladies in... More
1 March 2017|
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Response from PCsW0rld | Reviewed this property |
You could just do it when you arrived. It's very informal and there's no fixed time for the tour you just wander around at your own pace.
11 July 2016|
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Response from Fl_mum_of_3 | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you happen to be traveling there by a Grand Central train, there is currently a buy one, get one free admission deal. You just show your ticket at the admission counter.