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World of James Herriot

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This little gem is well worth a visit absolutely fantastic the lady as you start the tour is very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lake District, United Kingdom
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Fascinating visit

Educational and informative museum, plenty of interactive features for children, allow 1 and a half... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bonnyrigg, 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...more
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This little gem is well worth a visit absolutely fantastic the lady as you start the tour is very informative,easy to find then nice to have a walk into Thirsk lots of lovely shops

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Educational and informative museum, plenty of interactive features for children, allow 1 and a half to 2 hours for a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting peak at a bygone era and the writer that created characters I cherished watching in my childhood, we went in thinking we would be round in 20 mins and were there ages! Seems quite a lot to keep kids busy too, big room upstairs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wakeyfoody
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth going to see. Lots of interesting rooms to explore and very informative. A great please for anyone who enjoyed the TV show "All Creatures Great & Small" too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely visit to the museum enjoyed all his books and the television series the house and all the equipment was fantastic it really took me back a good way to spend a couple of hours on a winters day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jitterbug143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good museum, for all ages. Lots of interactive items. My youngest granddaughter was delighted to be able to put her arm up a cows bottom !! Not real. They were amazed at the old kitchen equipment and furniture. Good mok up of TVs studio....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dianeweaver47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant! What an amazing day, experience the real feel of the original house including the air raid shelter in the basement with sound effects. There's even a great waxwork of Mrs Pumphrey holding tricki-woo it's very realistic. In the kitchen on the table is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barrieteam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've never read any of Herriot's books, but I want to now! This museum has something for everyone, and I really enjoyed how it had lors of different sections with various things to do. I especially liked the area that replicated the film set, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the details and information available made this a very enjoyable visit I particularly liked the set up of the house with all the rooms on view

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pamfiona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. Informative and engaging for the children. They had quizzes and find the letter for the children. Very well done.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Paul M
28 January 2019|
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Response from JoeNathan9249 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for asking. You can check directly but I don't recall a reduced rate for OAP's when we visited last year. (I am one too). i looked on line and did not find a discounted rate. I encourage you to contact them... More
27 September 2018|
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Response from Sid S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not in the museum.