All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Museum

World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL
01845 524234
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at World of James Herriot review

The World of James Herriot is an award-winning visitor attraction in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Although most kids won’t have heard of James Herriot it’s still an intriguing place to visit and they can certainly learn more about the author.

The attraction covers the life, TV series and books of the 20th-century veterinary surgeon written by James Herriot within the Yorkshire Dales. The museum is located in a 1940s period house with veterinary science exhibits. All Creatures Great and Small was not only a popular series of books but it was also a popular TV series about the author who was a real vet.

You can walk through the home and travel back in time to what life was like when James was practising. You can see the car he drove, step into the TV set and try your hand at being a vet. Plus so much more including interactive games for people of all ages.

To the rear of the house, you will find the Foldyard and the Farrier exhibits. This provides an authentic setting for visitors to watch a short film and see a recreated workshop. There are also some tranquil gardens.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information World of James Herriot

Is there food and drink available?

There is no on-site cafe but there are plenty of places nearby to purchase food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Museum that details the life, books and TV series of All Creatures Great and Small and James Herriot with interactive exhibits and recreated rooms. There are toilets.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adults £8.50, children 4-16 £5.00, under 4s are free.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby, charges apply.

When are they open?

The World of James Herriot is open almost all year round. Please visit their website for up-to-date information.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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