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Reopening soon…

Due to the latest government guidelines, our visitor centre will remain closed for the time being. You can keep up to date with us on our social media channels and please check back here for details of when we will reopen.

Don’t forget to visit our Christmas & Winter Sale for some Herriot bargains.

We hope you all stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our multi award winning attraction!

Ian Ashton MD & staff

James Herriot

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”.