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World of James Herriot
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

I used to go here when it was the vets so to see how it is now is fascinating. Worth a visit. So interesting.

Thank tweeny2
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We never expected to spend two hours in the museum! It far exceeded our expectations, and there was a lot more to see than we had expected. The house where Alf lived was very interesting, showing the dispensary as well as everyday life. There is a mini movie about the Alfs life and the filming of the tv series, and also the film sets used. If you take children allow much for time for them to do the interactive kids stuff, you could be there all day!! The entrance price was well worth it, and all the staff are lovely. Tip, don't just get a two hour parking spot, use the big car park and allow plenty of time to,do the museum and visit the lovely tea shops in town!!

Thank Angela R
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

During a weeks break to the Yorkshire Dales, we spent an enjoyable afternoon at the Herriot museum. It's not usually my sort of attraction but once there (My wife insisted) I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and breadth of what was on offer at this attraction. The house itself is like a Dr Who tardis and just seems to get bigger and bigger as you roam around into each different part of the house. There is also plenty of hands on activities to keep the kids occupied.

In terms of value, you can't go wrong for the £8.50 is costs for adults and under 5s go in for free, bargain!

Overall a very enjoyable day out and well worth a visit.

Thank Stuart P
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

I would recommend this attraction to anyone who visits our area as seeing the house of a country vet of yesteryear will make children ask questions and perhaps grand-parents will have a sense of nostalgia as they view things that they may remember from their childhood.
This venue has been well thought out and brings welcome revenue to the town!

Thank CookieBoy60
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Must admit that I had hoped to meet James Herriot when I read the books years ago in the eighties. However, being of the better late than never philosophy (of course too late to meet the man) my recent visit here was interesting. The museum is a nice tribute to a beloved author. However- More pictures of Alf Wight himself and perhaps interviews with people who knew him, family, friends, townspeople etc. would have been given it a more personal touch. His son Jimmy wrote an excellent book about his dad a few years ago. Perhaps more of his memories should have been shared. Wanted to purchase a souvenir but the logo is a strange non-descript print. Nothing cute about it or even recognizable! In summary, World of James Herriot is certainly worth a visit for fans-but dont expect any insight into the real man.

Thank rileyboy10
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