World of James Herriot, Thirsk

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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 World of James Herriot during your Thirsk vacation using our convenient Thirsk attractions planner.
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  • Visited world of James Herriot back in jan/ feb highly recommend this very interesting well worth a visit even the wife was surprised  more »
  • I am a big fan of the Yorkshire Vet hence why I was eager to visit. James Heriot and All Creatures Great and Small are a bit before my time however I really enjoyed my visit. We booked our tickets...  more »
  • Wanted to come here for a long time. It was as good as I expected, lots to look at and read. Two films to watch and a room with activities for children. Nice Yorkshire vet display, loved seeing Mrs Green's dress. Definitely recommend this place, especially on a rainy day as it's all inside.
  • A good visitor attraction for a couple of hours. Updated recently. A good place to go to see and hear about a wonderful person. One thing to note if you're taking children and they do the walk round quiz, don't bother, they don't even get a sticker for their trouble.
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