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“Exceeds my expectations”

World of James Herriot
Ranked #2 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Fantastic museum,so much to see.So much attention to detail.There has been a huge effort made to make it a unique visit

1  Thank eddie059
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"tv series"
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"short film"
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"his life"
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"excellent museum"
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"tv set"
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"couple of hours"
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"tv studios"
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"hands on activities"
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"skeldale house"
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"all ages"
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"brought back memories"
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"the barn"
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"trip down memory lane"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Throughly enjoyed our visit.Chatted to a lovely lady as we opened the big front door who told us lots as she herself grew up with the original Wight family. Lots to see and loads of interacting games for the children.

Thank michelle h
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and daughter have recently been watching the Yorkshire vet and I think this has renewed interest in James Herriot. We parked in the market Square (80p for 2 hours) and went along to have a look. It was interesting. Plenty to see and do. All the exhibits worked and were engaging.

For a family of 4 it cost £24 and was probably worth it, just.

Should you go? Yes. But don't expect it to fill half a day. It won't.

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

very interesting, thought entry price a little steep, things of interest for children but majority of the exhibits are for the older generation that remember all creates great and small on TV or the book

Thank JaneNorman B
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Quite a lot of interesting artefacts and a decent exhibition about 'All Creatures Great and Small' but a lot of the exhibits and particularly films feel a bit dated and need refreshing - maybe talk to Peter from 'Yorkshire Vets'?!?

1  Thank brianthemodeller
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