The World of James Herriott
Thirsk, Vale of York

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The World of James Herriot in Thirsk North Yorkshire is one of the country's premier attractions. The museum encompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet James Herriot and is set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.

The World of James Herriot pays a unique tribute to the life and times of the author Alf Wight, otherwise known as James Herriot. After his death in 1995, Hambleton District Council bought and restored the practice in Thirsk to its original stature with a £1.4 million investment. The project has allowed visitors to see a snapshot of life in the 1940's of the man, who captured the hearts and minds of so many people, both in the UK and abroad as James Herriot.

After a painstaking restoration 'Skeldale' house opened in 1999 and has been returned to a museum dedicated to veterinary practice. It showcases a unique collection of equipment used by Alf Wight during his time in Thirsk and the Yorkshire Dales. The display also includes a chance to see a one off documentary, which was made especially for the World of James Herriot. It also includes a wide range of props from the hit BBC series "All Creatures Great and Small" including the original Austin 7 car.

An interactive gallery has been developed for children to experience science games with a veterinary twist. It sits alongside displays of artefacts from the veterinary world past and present.

 

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The World of James Herriott
23 Kirkgate
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 1PL
01845 524234
 

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