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. Plan to visit The World Of James Herriot during your Thirsk vacation using our convenient Thirsk attractions planner.
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  • Four of us visited this attraction last weekend. A had read all of the James Herriot books, and with D had watched All Creatures Great and Small on TV, so there was an element of nostalgia for them. M...  more »
  • Absolutely brilliant! If like me you've grown up with All creatures great & small, read all the James Herriot books, watched The Yorkshire Vet or generally have an interest in anything to do with anim...  more »
  • My kids absolutely love this place! To be honest they don't know much about James Herriott but that doesn't matter. There is loads for them to see, learn and do. I think it caters for the fans as well...  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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