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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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Pleasantly surprised a little gem

We visited here as we were having a day out in Thirsk. The ladies who sold us the tickets were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Guiseley- Leeds
Wet day. Why not?

What pleasant surprise, I didn't think it would be up to much, from the outside it looks quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steve C
West Yorkshire
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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
+44 1845 524234
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here as we were having a day out in Thirsk. The ladies who sold us the tickets were very polite. We entered the museum and the gentleman who checks the tickets was very helpful and pointed out a few not to miss things....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What pleasant surprise, I didn't think it would be up to much, from the outside it looks quite small, but when you get inside its a lot bigger than you think. Lots of period displays, a short film about Alf Wight and his rise to...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We both remember watching All Creatures Great and Small on TV and seeing the films at the cinema. This was an opportunity to discover the vet who wrote the books. It’s an excellent experience and there are plenty of opportunities to be hands on (or...More

Thank Hadrian M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having watched the "All Creatures Great and Small" series on TV we were very interested in seeing where he worked. Everything was explained so well, both his own life and the TV series. So glad we made the visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have done this previously and it continues to be even better with each visit. If you are any kind of fan of James Herriot's books or the TV series, you must visit World of James Herriot.

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A monument to James Alfred "Alf" Wight, more commonly known by his pen name James Herriot, the TV Series "All Creatures Great and Small", and the collected reminisces of a of Yorkshire vet in the 1930’s to 1950‘s If you remember the TV series then...More

Thank Glen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having watched the series on television all those years ago made it seem like only yesterday in many ways when walking through the museum and seeing the many artifacts of a vets trade from days gone by, pictures of the actors the many explanatory write...More

Thank Robert F B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn’t all about the vets, well it was but so much more. I could have stayed forever in the sitting room with Glen Miller playing on the wireless. I was lost. I read lots of negative reviews about dogs not being allowed in. I...More

Thank jillyG23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after being a long time fan of both all creatures great and small and the Yorkshire vet after living so close and never visiting. We paid and was directed back out and to the entrance next door .The wonderful lady at the...More

Thank moocher
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a fan of the James Herriot books for more years than I care to admit to. It's only natural that I found out where 'Darrowby' was and have been wanting to see the museum ever since. It was brilliant seeing the places that...More

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Keith W
27 September 2018|
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Response from Sid S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not in the museum.
Rachael E
25 May 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.