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World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Really interesting

Wonderful insight into Alf Wight as a real vet. Our only mistake was not to put enough time on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
A Great Day out for Everyone

As an avid James Herriot fan this place was a must see, it certainly lived up to all my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan R
York, 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 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!
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
+44 1845 524234
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful insight into Alf Wight as a real vet. Our only mistake was not to put enough time on the car park!

Thank foxy990
Reviewed 4 days ago

As an avid James Herriot fan this place was a must see, it certainly lived up to all my expectations, interesting exhibitions, factual information, a place to entertain the children at just about the right time when their boredom factor kicks in. A great gift...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought back so many memories So well put together, certainly well worth a visit Would suit all ages

Thank margaretmY5474AG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceeded our expectations. If you're a fan of the television series or the books, you will love this place.

Thank RaganBrett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this as it was on our friends bucket list, I read the books when they first came out so found his home brought back memories of his writings and it was quite moving. Nice that they have moved the TV studios there too. It...More

Thank MarieShields
Reviewed 1 week ago

The James Herriot museum in Thirsk takes you back to the enjoyment of the television day's of All creatures great and small,Thirsk is a nice place in its own right,the museum is easy to find,and car parking not to bad. They have access for the...More

Thank mitzi12016
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a long standing fan of the original TV series and the films, this was a must when we visited the area at the end of September. Very friendly and informative staff both in the shop and museum. A tour through the house takes you...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in here and initially thought it was rather expensive but as we moved around the building and viewed the life and the instruments used to halp save cattle etc, it became totally fascinating and took a good couple of hours to go round. Well...More

Thank regl722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting what was the original home / veterinary clinic used by the real James Heriot - James Wight - we were able to see where this amazing man lived and worked. It is a real tribute that this is available for all to see and...More

Thank Kiwi_Cath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a dull and wet day, but when we entered the building there was nothing dull about it. It took my husband and I back to a time that we could remember and it was fascinating to see the old things. We loved...More

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10 September 2017|
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Response from d4ducky | Reviewed this property |
I am almost sure they are not allowed. There will be the exception for guide dogs, I would imagine.
Eileen G
17 April 2017|
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Response from d4ducky | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be wheelchair friendly with the exception of the air raid shelter. There is plenty to see and most of the displays are well laid out. The volunteers are very helpful and very approachable. Enjoy Yorkshire and... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from PCsW0rld | Reviewed this property |
You could just do it when you arrived. It's very informal and there's no fixed time for the tour you just wander around at your own pace.