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Thirsk Museum

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

Telephone: 01845 527707

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Welcome to Thirsk Museum

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

The Cottage Kitchen
Including the infamous Busby Stoop Chair
The Shops
A recreation of family businesses of the past
The Victorian Bedroom
Embroidery and furniture
The First Floor Display Area
Toys, photographs and wartime exhibits
The Thomas Lord Room
Cricket memorabilia and more
The Edwardian Sitting Room
A scene from the early 20th century
The Reynolds Room
Ceramics, coins, jewellery and Thirsk’s “Saxon Giant”
The Herriot Room
Farming life in the 1930s and 1940s

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Thirsk Museum occupies the house where Thomas Lord, the founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, was born in 1755. There are eight 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!

We also provide a wide range of services, particularly for schools. Our Museum Society organises illustrated talks about local history which everyone is welcome to attend.

Thirsk Museum is in Kirkgate, just across the road from The World of James Herriot. We are open to the public from Easter to the end of October. Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm (closed Sunday). Admission is free. Come and see what Thirsk Museum has to offer.

Volunteers needed!

Thirsk Museum is looking for volunteer stewards. Find out how you can help.


Remembering Thirsk in World War Two

Home Front: Thirsk

Explore our unique collection of objects, photographs and documents relating to Thirsk during the Second World War.