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We now open at 9.30am!

The World of James Herriot takes Covid-19 very seriously and we have taken measures to control our visitor numbers.

We have installed a one-way system with 2m distancing and we have installed hand sanitizers throughout the attraction. Rest assured we have taken every precaution to safeguard you and our staff during your visit, and suggest for your own added safety and for the safety others you bring your own mask. You will be assured of a warm and safe welcome from all our caring 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
White rose Awards Winner
the yorkshire vet
Visit England
British Coach Tourism awards
World of James Herriot
CPT coach friendly status

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”.

Are you a fan of All Creatures Great & Small?

Come and see where it all began…

New for 2021 – Our All Creatures Great & Small exhibit room including the original model of the surgery from the new series on Channel 5.