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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Well worthwhile

Excellent full of nostalgia and informative people in attendance. Great reminders of his wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tricia W
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Bolton, United Kingdom
brings back memories

absolutely worth visiting if you are or were a fan of the TV series We have thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Willem N
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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!
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent full of nostalgia and informative people in attendance. Great reminders of his wonderful books.

Thank Tricia W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

absolutely worth visiting if you are or were a fan of the TV series We have thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would recommend others to do so

Thank Willem N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed our visit to the World of James Herriot = there was so much to see and reflect upon yester-year! Each room was such a find - an amazing man. My young great nephew is a huge fan of this museum and it...More

Thank Angela L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here visiting on holiday was worried some areas could not be accessed with a double pram but it was fine . Fantastic fun for all the family, really worth the visit and great value too .

Thank Jen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How enjoyable to see where it all started! The museum was delightful and just the correct amount of everything; actual man and family, book characters, tv series characters, children's exhibits, period items and surgical equipment. We savored our time there, watching the short video, playing...More

Thank Janethesailor
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Thirsk with family and decided to visit the Herriot museum and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Plenty of memorabilia to see with detailed information.

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to visit for years, and finally got the chance this week, definitely was not disappointed. What a wonderful tribute to this amazing man. Staff all know so much and are passionate about the place. It is beautifully laid out and interactive for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great trip down memory lane to a lovely attraction with lots of hands on activities... Interesting from a veterinary history perspective with lots for the adults too.. Bring back the show!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. Very quiet so could take our time and there is a lot to see. The rooms are as they were originally and the house is a lot bigger than it looks from the front. The replica tv studio was a...More

Thank Val G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who has read the books and watched the film and tv series, to see the actual surgery and living quarters was really interesting. The room sets feel genuine and of the period and are largely as they would have looked during the 40s...More

Thank Sue F
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£8.50 for adults.
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Response from d4ducky | Reviewed this property |
I am almost sure they are not allowed. There will be the exception for guide dogs, I would imagine.
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Response from d4ducky | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be wheelchair friendly with the exception of the air raid shelter. There is plenty to see and most of the displays are well laid out. The volunteers are very helpful and very approachable. Enjoy Yorkshire and... More
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