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World of James Herriot

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Address: 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
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+44 1845 524234
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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You’ve probably read the books written by James Alfred Wight or watched...

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!

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Fabulous experience

Without doubt the best value, the most interesting and the most helpful and informative staff we have encountered.. Ranks alongside the likes of Buckingham Palace...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Without doubt the best value, the most interesting and the most helpful and informative staff we have encountered.. Ranks alongside the likes of Buckingham Palace...

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our first trip to Thirsk. A few minutes walk from the Market Square brings you to an imposing house where James Heriott lived and worked. Essentially the downstairs consists of the war time rooms with all furniture and fittings .. Excellent kitchen especially. This was a family home and where the vet work took place.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of hours wandering round this museum and found it all very interesting. The surgery/house with its original decor and furnishings brought back memories of years gone by and the information boards were really interesting.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A long promised trip out for my wife and I . Greeted at the door by a very sweet lady who gave us the lowdown on te building, how nice to be welcomed by someone who loves to meet people, a volunteer, not paid staff. It does make a difference. The tour started and we had a wonderful time spotting... More 

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit that was unplanned turned into one of the best museums we have ever been to. Truely brilliant, amazing and very interesting for all ages. Absolute credit to the James Herriott family.

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Barnsley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are one of the above people, then I'm sure that this will be of great interest. There's lots to see and the the staff/guides are very knowledgeable. However, the only significant negative for us was the cost of £8-50 for each adult with no concessions for elderly people.

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Lee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly great experience and well worth the charge plus knowledgeable staff, well equipped for the disabled visitor and interesting items in the shop next door

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I haven't read the books, I went along with my sister and parents who are fans - it's a wonderful museum and has now inspired me to read the books.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was our second visit to Thirsk and wanted to visit the World of James Herriot and was delighted to find it was open in November. It is a very short walk from the Market Place and easy to find as signposted from there as well. It is much bigger inside than we thought and set over two floors.It is... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum with lots of interesting pieces of info. All laid out clearly for all to read at own pace. Great kids place as well, being a big kid myself it was lots of fun. Great place to go and spend a bit of time

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