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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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Initially unsure but ABSOLUTELY loved it .

I have to be honest and say that I didn’t really think I would enjoy this attraction.We stayed two... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Gary S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
A must-visit if you're in Thirsk

"The World of James Herriot" makes it sound like some sort of theme park. It isn't, this is... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Nantwich, 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 28 September 2018

I have to be honest and say that I didn’t really think I would enjoy this attraction.We stayed two nights in Thirsk specifically due to our tv viewing of the programme ‘ the Yorkshire Vet’ and with this in mind my wife had planned to...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

"The World of James Herriot" makes it sound like some sort of theme park. It isn't, this is Yorkshire, therefore it's something much more sensible. This was actually our second visit within 6 months, we wanted to introduce friends to the experience. Even if you've...More

Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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 18 September 2018

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 15 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

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 12 September 2018

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 9 September 2018

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 9 September 2018 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

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Keith W
27 September 2018|
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Response from Sid S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not in the museum.
Rachael E
25 May 2018|
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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.