World of James Herriot

Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


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, and don’t forget the chickens!

There’s so much to see and do here… The 1940's Home, The Original Austin 7 Car, The Farrier's Workshop, Herriot Memorabilia, Fascinating Collection of Instruments, The Alf Wight Statue, Interactive Gallery, and so much more!


Type Price
Adults £8.50
Under 5s Free
Children (age 5-16) £5.00
Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children) £24.00

Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 16:00
Mon 10:00 16:00
Tue 10:00 16:00
Wed 10:00 16:00
Thu 10:00 16:00
Fri 10:00 16:00
Sat 10:00 16:00
Open everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day 10:00 16:00


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  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
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