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The Mouseman Visitor Centre & Cafe
Thirsk, North York Moors

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The Mouseman Visitor Centre offers an amazing insight into the craft and talents of Robert Thompson, as visitors wander through rooms full of his works. Hand carved furniture and beautifully crafted gift ware are on sale in the shop and there is a lovely cafe with outdoor seating available.  

From a single acorn to a finished piece of beautifully hand crafted oak furniture. One man’s work from start to finish. A simple ethos established by Robert Thompson – The Mouseman of Kilburn. Superb visitor centre with cafe and gift shop.

In perfect reflection of this, the new Mouseman Visitor Centre will take you on an amazing journey through the life and times of the Mouseman from humble beginnings to furniture legend. Visitors to the centre can pass through rooms set in the 1930s that are full of Robert Thompson's own personal furniture made with his own hands and signed with early examples of the carved mouse symbol. Learn all about the Mouseman of Kilburn from our audio-visual display then browse our Gift shop where you can purchase any of the handcrafted items that we sell today.

The centre first opened to the general public back in April 1994. The displays were housed in Robert Thompson's original workshop and adjoining Blacksmiths shop.
The Centre closed in 2002 to undergo extensive alterations at a cost of over half a million pounds. The enlarged and totally revamped centre re-opened it's doors in April 2004 to enable visitors to experience what life must have been like for Robert growing up in the late 19th century as part of a thriving village community.

Cafe and Gift Shop

You may wish to take advantage of our pleasant Café surroundings. Home baked cakes along with freshly ground...


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The Mouseman Visitor Centre & Cafe
North Yorkshire
YO61 4AH
+44 (0)1347 869 102

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