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It is with great regret that I have to inform you that the World of James Herriot has been instructed by the government to close its doors and online gift shop for the foreseeable future due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

I hope you will understand the seriousness of the virus and hope that it will be not too long before we can open our doors again and welcome our wonderful visitors from the UK and all around the world with a warm welcome to you all again. Stay safe.

Ian Ashton MD & staff,
World of James Herriot Ltd.

Step inside… The World 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. Well why not come 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 North Yorkshire vet.

There’s so much to see & do…

Walk through his fully-restored 1940s home and surgery in Thirsk; travel back in time to what life was like when James was practicing. 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, 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.

World of James Herriot
World of James Herriot

There’s loads to see and do behind that famous red door. Well worth a visit to experience his work place, home and where his writing emerged”.

Grab your tickets and step inside