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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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A must visit for every fan of the stories

Brilliant place to visit with displays from not only the tv programme but also the real James... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andy B

Have always loved the James Herriot stories so it was really interesting to read how the real life... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandbach, 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
+44 1845 524234
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Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant place to visit with displays from not only the tv programme but also the real James Herriott Lots to see and interactive games for the children

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have always loved the James Herriot stories so it was really interesting to read how the real life vet came to put his stories onto paper. What an intelligent, caring man he was. So it was also interesting to see how he & his family...More

Thank Pixiep92
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the tv series and when we had the chance to visit Thirsk this is the first place we went to. Absolutely amazing atmosphere and a chance to see what it was like to be a vet back in the day. Make sure that...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a huge fan of the James Herriot books and TV show for decades. I can't count how many times I have watched episodes of the show and reread the books. My set of books has followed me through numerous moves, and I've...More

Thank periwinkcat
Reviewed 1 week ago

as livestock and labrador breeders this is of interest and we made trip especially for the experience.the museum is fascinating and memories of old tonics we used to use on our animals and nostalgic farming equipment kept us amused for ages.the fact that the vets...More

Thank tracey g
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an avid fan of James Herriot I found this attraction very interesting and worth the visit although it was a little pricey.

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I never saw the original series, I have seen Yorkshire Vet and this stimulated my interest. It is a small museum but nevertheless has much to offer and well worth a visit.

Thank RJA961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a vet nurse and an avid fan of the James herriot books so visiting the place where it all took part was wonderful. It was smaller than I thought, but didn't disappoint. My husband isn't hugely impressed but much to do with the animal...More

Thank Keri C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Great to see the home and workplace of the real James Herriot - plenty of extremely interesting exhibits and there were some interactive games for kids. All the staff were very friendly and made for a very pleasant visit. Would recommend in...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well put together museum. Lots to see and learn about. It is also much bigger than imagined. Very helpful staff .

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Rachael E
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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.
18 March 2018|
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Response from Teresa P | Reviewed this property |
£8.50 for adults.