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The World Of James Herriot, Thirsk

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The World Of James Herriot features the life and books of the 20th-century veterinarian and author James Herriot. This site was the original practice of Herriot and is known as Skeldale House in the books. When you visit, you will explore the 1940s period house with numerous veterinary science exhibits, a beautiful garden, informative films, and a 4,000-piece collection of veterinary instruments. View the restoration of the house’s original living quarters, as well as sets from the All Creatures Great and Small television series based on the books. You can even see the Austin 7 car used in the TV series in the garden. Put The World Of James Herriot at the forefront of your travel plans using our Thirsk family vacation planner.
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  • A great little find when we stopped over in Thirsk. A very interesting and informative museum, what a great characters Alf Wight, and his business partner Donald Sinclair were.  more »
  • i was sceptical about this before my visit, but i am very impressed with the details that have been included and the insight into the real vets and their lives, I think it is a must see for anyone who...  more »
  • I was visiting Thirsk for horseriding nearby, & stumbled upon this little museum on the internet. It was only about 100m walk from the main Thirsk marketplace/square. I grew up watching the "all creat...  more »
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  • A lot of work gone into the display. Fabulous to see where Alf made his life. I wasn't as interested in the displays regarding the making of the tv series, but it was beautifully presented.
  • The other half wanted me to take her here. She was so looking forward to it after reading all the books during her childhood... Only for it to be crushed with the sheer dullness of the whole experience. However. Enjoy the only funny moment we could find at the place. Peace!
  • We visited The World of James Herriot yesterday, 21st Jan. 2017, and had a fantastic time. This is a truly educational and inspirational museum offering not only ia view of the life and works of James Alfred "Alf" Wight (James Herriot) but also the heritage and history of Veterinary Science in general. The short film which is screened in the barn is very moving; It provides real insight into Alf's life and how he went on to become a renowned worldwide published author. For fans of the BBC Drama Series All Creatures Great and Small some of the original television production sets are also on display.
  • I really enjoyed walking through the museum, set up in James Herriot's former home in Thirsk. A great place to spend an hour or two with lovely staff on hand.
  • WORTH THE TRIP FROM LONDON. Incredible museum on so many levels for all visitors.

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