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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Probably the best small museum we've visited

Having spent my childhood reading James Herriot's books and watching the television series, I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
For the obessessed

The centre is easy to find and the staff member knowledgable. If you know the books, and most will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolton, 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 4 days ago via mobile

Having spent my childhood reading James Herriot's books and watching the television series, I travelled from Australia to visit the museum today. The house is just as James would've left it. The exhibits were meticulous. Wheb the phobe rabd in the tv studio, I had...More

Thank AnnieP020270
Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre is easy to find and the staff member knowledgable. If you know the books, and most will, the room have little derails straight from the book. Siegfried's pot for money on the mantle piece prompts thoughts of Ms Harbottle his efficient but doomed...More

Thank ikb289
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read all the Herriot books and seen the TV series and films so it was a must to visit when we were passing through Thirsk. Parking is easy with a large public car park nearby. The staff are welcoming and friendly and then...More

1  Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a fan of the James Herriots books and TV show, I have wanted to visit this museum for a long time. It is a brilliant attraction. Both myself my husband and my 3 an a half year old had an amazing time, with my...More

1  Thank _EAC_321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was actually Alf Wrights( James Herriots) home, loads of memorabilia for our older generation to relate to! Beautifully portrayed with signs and sounds and an excellent film of Alf's life. By the end of the tour you had really been drawn to this amazing...More

1  Thank rowtwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been meaning to visit world of James Herriot for a while and was not dissapointed How they lived in the Twentys and through the war years and the story of the man himself enjoyed it very much

1  Thank alan g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely museum. Well laid out and so interesting for all age groups. Short video was excellent. Very good value for money. We could not fault this attraction.

Thank potter7749
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was bigger and better than we expected. We easily passed a couple of hours at this interesting museum, which brought back some great memories.

Thank MandM559
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was wonderful, bought back memories of the tv series, but also very interesting all round for all ages

Thank stell2k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not what I expected as of course you expect to see the TV set and the house that was used in the TV show (which is in Askrigg). The staff were very helpful ad friendly and this is a must see place for fans...More

Thank Zappafan5797
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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.
Eileen G
17 April 2017|
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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
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.