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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 lot bigger than you imagine

Looking at the building from the front, you think that it’s just a tour of the house itself but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mari D
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Great Little Museum

Visited with four children aged between 11 & 15. There were a few nostalgia type things that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gillingham, 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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All reviews tv series alf wight air raid shelter short film well worth a visit his life excellent museum tv set tv studios couple of hours interactive games all ages hands on activities brought back memories happy memories skeldale house actual house
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looking at the building from the front, you think that it’s just a tour of the house itself but there is do much more to this attraction. The house is fabulously furnished, it feels like going back to my granny’s with the dark furniture and...More

Thank Mari D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with four children aged between 11 & 15. There were a few nostalgia type things that interested them and a few interactive exhibits. I really enjoyed the museum having watched the 'All Creatures Great and Small' series in the 70s/80s and having read the...More

Thank M6501EIjohna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for a very interesting afternoon on Friday. My husband who is not a fan of museums in general was very impressed! It is well laid out and we were particularly impressed with the interactive displays...wished we had had our grand-children with us!

Thank MickyYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was the highlight of our Dales trip. It is simply a must for those who love the books. There is even a section devoted to the filming of the tv series which tv fans will enjoy. I loved seeing the rooms in which...More

Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth every penny for both adults and children. Very amusing interactive room. Film show in barn? Yes barn. Can’t go to Thirsk without about 1 ½ hours here. Friendly helpful staff. Shop for souvenirs if you are that way inclined.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is great i went here with my dog when James Herriot was alive he was then training Peter wright it's exactly as i remember it so anyone wishing to visit can be reassured it is just the same all the rooms and setting...More

Thank _chanel08642
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve read all the books and would have enjoyed this experience whatever the weather or style of displays. It is laid out very tastefully and some rooms have things set out as when it was lived in etc. Some rooms are set up with display...More

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place to spend couple hours. Excellent for kids and great value for money. Highly recommend this place

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With me been a farmers son and still farming myself it was brilliant to go round JAMES HERRIOT and see all the old vets tools used many years ago.

Thank owlcrazy2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and much bigger than we thought. Everything is well presented and information about the exhibits is excellent. Relived my childhood favourite books. Great to see educational activities for the children.

Thank AlisonH2327
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Keith W
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Response from Sid S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not in the museum.
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.