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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Wonderful attraction

Cost to go in the house a little expensive but by the end of the tour the cost was worth it. A... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
janet m
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Ghastly customer service!

We TRIED to visit recently for my birthday and after a long drive,were completely horrified to be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LancashireRamble
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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!
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cost to go in the house a little expensive but by the end of the tour the cost was worth it. A wonderful times passed house with loads of fantastic memorabilia. A lovely story of who James Herriot was and how he came about, as...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We TRIED to visit recently for my birthday and after a long drive,were completely horrified to be turned away, as that they do not let any visitors in after 3pm. We arrived at 8 minutes past 3. We explained that we had driven almost one...More

Thank LancashireRamble
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Kate P, Manager at World of James Herriot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write on trip advisor. Unfortunately there has to be a cut off point, and unlike most other attractions which are shut through winter our last admission is 3.00pm. The reason for this is because you require one to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best small museum, in the world... restored to the 1940’s period when James and Helen Herriot (Alf and Joan Wight) first moved in and set up their home and practice. The rooms and interiors are authentic with many actual furnishings from the original home and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to visit the museum as I’m a big James Herriot fan and it was everything I thought it would be it is a lovely trip down memory lane, every room was filled with interesting pieces of history, the museum had a lovely friendly...More

1  Thank Charles A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and remenise about all things James Herriot. Many things to see and rooms laid out as they were in the All Creatures Great and Small series. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and close to town centre so easy to find.

1  Thank Tommy T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and myself have been promising ourselves a visit to this museum for a very long time. The place is very easy to find from thirsk Main Street, just a short 3/4 minute walk. The staff were very friendly and informative as you would...More

2  Thank Bingleymod
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's not a lot to do in Thirsk BUT there's always the the James Herriot Museum! Wrote All Creatures Freak and Small and lots of others about animals. Well this place doesn't let dogs in! Weird! Still saved us the entry charge. Missed the air...More

1  Thank bigtallnick
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Kate P, Manager at World of James Herriot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write on trip advisor. I was sorry to read your review regarding the museum/attraction. Unfortunately we only allow assistance dogs. As you can understand, some dogs have a little more energy than others, and may be frightened by...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

For fans of all creatures great and small this is a must, it is like living with the vets and understanding the way vetinary practices were in that era, which is an eye opener. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable, very enjoyable.

1  Thank Anngun63
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Came on this by accident, and what a pleasant surprise it was. A very well laid out museum and very informative, and two lovely ladies at the entrance who explained everything very well and certainly knew what it was all about . If you remember...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We came across The world of James Herriot by accident, what an absolutely brilliant afternoon we had going around the actual veterinary practise and house. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. There were plenty activities for children to try, the sets that were used...More

1  Thank Ruth M
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Oz1964
10 September 2017|
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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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Eileen G
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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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cjnjim
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.
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