Thirsk Museum

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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. Come and see what Thirsk Museum has to offer.

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Opening hours

From 2nd April to the end of October:
Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed Thursday and Sunday

Admission charges

Adults: £2.00
Children: Free when accompanied by an adult
Students: £1.00 on production of a valid student card
Museum Society members: Free

Collection details

Social History

Thirsk Museum
14/16 Kirkgate
North Yorkshire



01845 527707

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