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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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All the Creatures, of any Size

My wife and I were fans of the television series "All Creatures Great and Small" (say, 1978... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Queensland
Well worth a visit

No wonder this has been voted one of the best exhibits in Yorkshire. Highly recommend this and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scotland, 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!
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I were fans of the television series "All Creatures Great and Small" (say, 1978 - 1990), and have read most of the James Herriot books. We were aware that the locations and names were fictional, but the vet himself, the characters and...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 2 days ago

No wonder this has been voted one of the best exhibits in Yorkshire. Highly recommend this and well within walking distance from any hotel in Thirsk

1  Thank William4dogs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Third time of visiting and just as good each time. Takes me back to my childhood, watching this with my parents. Lots f things to see and do in the second floor room, adapted I think for school parties but it was great fun.reasonable access...More

Thank Gill160156
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the attraction on Father's Day, the museum is well signposted and there is a car park which is free on a Sunday across the road. The staff are friendly and all rooms are well themed and you can explore at your leisure. There...More

Thank charlotteburhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little find when we stopped over in Thirsk. A very interesting and informative museum, what a great characters Alf Wight, and his business partner Donald Sinclair were.

Thank Alec W
Reviewed 1 week ago

i was sceptical about this before my visit, but i am very impressed with the details that have been included and the insight into the real vets and their lives, I think it is a must see for anyone who has ever watched the TV...More

1  Thank andrewboulden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting Thirsk for horseriding nearby, & stumbled upon this little museum on the internet. It was only about 100m walk from the main Thirsk marketplace/square. I grew up watching the "all creatures great & small" tv series & think i read one of...More

Thank holidayMum_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying in York and decided to go by train to Thirsk. Should have done my homework as Thirsk station is not near the town centre and be prepared for either a 25 min walk or book a local taxi. I opted to walk was...More

Thank nedosd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my Grandad for the afternoon here. It was very interesting to go round and explore. The museum has a good variation of activities to involve everyone. Would recommend visiting for an afternoon.

Thank WillBB24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the Herriot books this is a great place to visit. As well as the rooms which are set up for when he was practicing as a vet there is lots on the history of veterinary surgery. The embryo tones are amazing! Very...More

1  Thank Gary B
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Eileen G
Hi we are visiting York in June and would love to visit the James Herriot Museum but my husband is in wheelchair and I just wanted to know if it was suitable for disabled access?
17 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
Our family is making a visit to Yorkshire, England in June of this year. It is our Father’s 70th birthday celebration and he is a lover of all things James Herriot. I wanted to make sure that our family of 11 just needed to purchase tickets to The World of James Herriot Visitor Attraction online and they would be good for any day during our visit? Thank you so much for your attention to this request. CJ
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.
Is it cheaper for seniors
10 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.