Visit the original home and surgery of James Herriot. Like millions worldwide, you’ve probably read his books or watched All Creatures Great and Small, or maybe you’ve heard of James Herriot on the TV series The Yorkshire Vet.
Step inside… The World of James Herriot…
Step through the famous red door and embark on a journey of discovery, experience his work place, home and where his writing emerged. Travel back in time to what life was like when James was practising as a vet and Walkthrough his fully-restored 1940s home and surgery in Thirsk.
World’s Most Famous Vet
Pay a visit to this North Yorkshire attraction and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and wrote his incredibly successful series of books based on his experiences as a young vet. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet, plus so much more including interactive games for Herriot fans of all ages. A visit to the World of James Herriot is something you will never forget.
All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small is a popular tv show based on James Alfred Wight’s series of books that were written under the pen name James Herriot. The storylines are based on his experiences as a veterinary surgeon in England from 1940 to 1992. Chronicling the heartwarming and humorous adventures of James, a young country vet who lives and works in Yorkshire in the late 1930s.
The World of James Herriot is the original home of All Creatures Great and Small as seen on BBC TV and re-make on Channel 5. Exhibits at the attraction include the Yorkshire Vet Exhibition, the latest All Creatures Great and Small Exhibition plus the original Cars used from the TV and film series and the largest collection of “James Herriot “ memorabilia in the world under one roof.
Designed to engage children, young and old, the pieces use fun and interaction to educate visitors about farm animals and how they interact with our lives.
Full of fascinating facts, the gallery gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills, knowledge and reflexes whilst learning how vets work with farmers to keep animals fit and well. Not just for children!
There is one installation that TV viewers particularly will recognise and that’s the ‘not to be missed’ opportunity to place your hand up a cow’s bottom! An essential skill that every vet has to learn, All Creatures Great and Small actor Christopher Timothy famously did his part on several occasions, much to the amusement of the cast, crew and viewing public!
Travelling to the World of James Herriot
The World of James Herriot is a short walk from the Thirsk town centre. Located in the heart of Herriot Country in North Yorkshire. Accessible from neighbouring York, Harrogate, Darlington and Teesside, the attraction is only a short drive from the A1(M) and on the East Coast mainline. Use the postcode YO7 1PL in your sat nav.
Travelling by Train
Thirsk railway station is the nearest station to The World of James Herriot, you may need to get a taxi as it is situated 1&half from the attraction. Search for your train tickets using the Raileasy website.
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