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World of James Herriot

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

We were on holiday in the area,and although visited Yorkshire almost 20years ago,never went... read more

Reviewed today
Sally B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Amazing

Absolutely loved this place. Being a great Herriot fan it was a big treat to see how and where it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tiamaria598
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Weymouth, 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!
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL, England
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+44 1845 524234
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"tv series"
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"air raid shelter"
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"short film"
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"his life"
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"excellent museum"
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"tv studios"
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"tv set"
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"couple of hours"
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"hands on activities"
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"skeldale house"
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"all ages"
in 44 reviews
"brought back memories"
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"trip down memory lane"
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"the barn"
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Reviewed today

We were on holiday in the area,and although visited Yorkshire almost 20years ago,never went here.......I don’t know why!!! If you would love to know about the “real” James Herriot and about his writing,as well as the T.V. Programmes,this is a must. Whatever you do ,...More

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Being a great Herriot fan it was a big treat to see how and where it all started. Great for the old and young alike. Great value for money too.

Thank tiamaria598
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful displaced in each room. Each room was different and loved the history side and what it was like back in though days. Would recommend it to people. Disappointment your not allowed to take dogs in the building. Even though the building is small it...More

Thank LanaLil
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is well laid out and portrays the life and works of James Herriot. Here you will see where he lived and worked, bringing to life the old TV series. Indeed there is a section devoted to the 'props' used for filming. In the...More

Thank Roland T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the James Herriot Museum for our daughters 13th birthday. She was so excited. Both her and our 8 year old enjoyed every minute of it. They love to watch all animal and vet programmes. So this was the perfect place to visit. Quiz's...More

Thank Rachael E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum but in natural state as though he has just been living there. Shows how they filmed episodes and the medicines they used on the animals. Great upstair rooms for children activities , very interesting film of vets life story in barn. Overall excellent.

Thank simcoxeve
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From childhood memories of the TV series and reading the books, we spent a very pleasant couple of hours enjoying the memorabilia of the man behind it all, as well as TV facts and the history of veterinary medicine. We felt that it gave a...More

Thank Helen A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little museum off the main square in Thirsk. Part is a reconstruction of the tv set, part is a museum of veterinary tools from the 50's, part is a bio of the real 'James Herriott', and there is also a hands-on section for children...More

1  Thank 854margaretz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like many others, no doubt, James Herriot’s writings and the All Creatures TV program played a major role in my wife and I deciding to stay in the Yorkshire Dales, so visiting this museum was a must for us. Fortunately, it proved to be a...More

Thank smithatnt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting visit which brings to life the books we have read and the TV we have watched. Lots of quite gruesome surgical instruments which are fascinating. Plenty of activities for children too.

Thank Charona3101
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Rachael E
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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.
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Sharon W
17 March 2018|
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Response from Teresa P | Reviewed this property |
£8.50 for adults.
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Oz1964
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.
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