Housed in the 18th century birthplace of cricketer Thomas Lord, founder of Lord's Cricket Ground,
Thirsk Museum offers eight period rooms with walk-round displays reflecting and recording
the life and times of this ancient market town lying at the heart of the fertile Vale of Mowbray
and made famous as the 'Darrowby' of the James Herriot books.
Entrance FREE but donation appreciated.
Thirsk Museum is entirely volunteer run. It is open from before Easter to the end of October
from 10.00am to 4.00pm - closed on Sundays & Wednesdays. Last admissions 3.30 pm
It offers the visitor unique glimpses of bygone days in the stories of the Feather family, emigrants to New Zealand, of WW1 recruit William Stephenson, Canadian pilots in WW2, the terrible fate of Thomas Bushy, of our Saxon giant, and many more. Family and local history enquiries welcomed.
Accessible Ramped access to ground floor displays only. DVD virtual tour of 1st floor.
Children welcome There is much on open display to look at and handle. There will be walk-round quiz sheets for our Jubilee exhibition.
Walkable from Thirsk Tourist Information.
From Thirsk Tourist Information proceed westward along pavement to Kirkgate - turn right.
Thirsk Museum is about 50 yds on right hand side of street.
Thirsk Museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQT: 01845 527707
Thirsk Museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ,
T: 01845 527707, , W: Click for website.
Map of Footpaths around Thirsk.