Welcome to Thirsk Museum

Thirsk Museum
The Cottage Kitchen
The Herriot Room
The Thomas Lord Room
Thirsk Museum

Experience the history of Thirsk in the house where Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, was born in 1755. Explore rooms full of exhibits featuring local life and industry, cricketing memorabilia, farming equipment, furniture, costumes and toys. Marvel at the bones of our Saxon Giant and shudder at the legend of the Busby Stoop Chair!

Thirsk Museum is in Kirkgate, just across the road from The World of James Herriot in the market town of Thirsk, North Yorkshire. We are open to the public from Easter to the end of October. Admission is free.

OPEN 21st March till 29th October 2016,
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Information for visitors

Admission

Adults and children: Free (donations welcome).

Special rates apply to group visits involving guided tours, please contact us for details.

Opening times for 2016

21st March till 29th October,
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Closed Sunday.

Facilities for disabled visitors

There is a ramped entrance to the ground floor but narrow stairs limit access for wheelchair users. A ‘virtual tour’ of the Museum on DVD can be viewed in the reception area. Guide dogs are welcome.

Group visits

Groups and school parties of up to 30 can be accommodated (both during and outside normal opening times) by prior arrangement. Guided tours are available on request.

Where to find us

Address: 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PQ

Telephone: 01845 527707

Map and directions

From the clock tower in the Market Place:

Kirkgate is the road to your right as you look towards the Nat West bank. As you follow Kirkgate, the Museum is on your right, opposite the Zillah Bell Gallery.

From the car park in Marage Road:

Follow Marage Road to St Mary's Church. Turn left into Kirkgate. The Museum is on your left.

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Parking

Parking in the Market Place is limited to a maximum of two hours, of which the first hour is free. You can also park in the Short Stay and Long Stay car parks in Marage Road. Please check local display boards for information about parking fees.

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