Ampleforth Abbey

St. Laurence’s Abbey at Ampleforth – after Westminster and Dielouard

The next talk in our spring series will be presented by Father Richard ffield OSB of Ampleforth Abbey. The talk will be held in the Town Hall Annexe on Thursday, 28th March at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50.

Welcome to Thirsk Museum

Thirsk Museum
The Victorian Bedroom
The Cottage Kitchen
The Herriot Room
The Busby Stoop Chair
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 early November. Admission is free.

OPEN 25th March till 2nd November 2019,
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Information for visitors


Adults and children: Free (donations welcome).

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

Opening times for 2019

25th March till 2nd November,
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
(last admission 3.30pm).

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 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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