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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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Lovely museum.

A friendly welcome. A good activity if raining as indoors. Worth a visit if you have read books, watched the television series / Film or have an interest in the veterinary sector... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hainton, United Kingdom
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Hainton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friendly welcome. A good activity if raining as indoors. Worth a visit if you have read books, watched the television series / Film or have an interest in the veterinary sector. If you have 2hrs spare well worth a visit. Informative and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An intersting museum with sections looking at the history of veterinary medicine, the reality of Alf Wight's practice when he was collecting the stories that populate the James Herriot stories, Alf Wight's life, the film and television adaptations of his work, and vet/animal related children's activities.

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Thank Kevin M
Prestwich, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good attraction. Good price for a family , loved looking around Alf Whites house / surgery and how it would have been . Set up are rooms as they would have been with original instruments. This is a good attraction for rainy and sunny days . Loved this and has been brought back to life with the Yorkshire Vet... More 

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Thank YORKSHIRE123_9
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was great to visit this well presented and preserved piece of history. As a kid I used to love watching 'All Creatures Great and Small' so it was a real treat to visit this museum. The volunteers were fabulous and even opened up a few minutes early to let us start our trip down memory lane. They gave a... More 

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Thank Sue H
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this visit, brought back some memories of the TV programme when we were young, a bit pricey for a family but had a good interactive area for kids.

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Thank Jan M
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful resource for James Herriot fans and also for those interested in social history and vet science

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Thank L5162TIhelen
Wantage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an award winning attraction, quite rightly so. Definitely worth a visit. . Lots of interesting facts about the Yorkshire vet that two films and TV series are based on.

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Thank Keith W
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit especially if you watched All Creatures Great and Small on the TV or read the James Herriot books. I think it is good value for money because you can spend nearly 2 hours looking around. It really gives you a sense of what life was like at the time, especially with the Air Raid Shelter... More 

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Thank MrRugg
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem - the size and content far exceeded our expectations. Spent a great morning reminiscing and being entertained and educated - would come back again with the grandchildren - have bought the box set to revisit the to series. Highly recommend a visit and well worth the admission price - only annoying feature were the 2 loud strident... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super place on a rainy day. Loads to see, if your a fan like me you will love it. Good value for money.

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