Welcome to Thirsk Museum
Experience the history of Thirsk
in the house where Thomas Lord, founder of Lords 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. Admission is free.
Information for Visitors
Opening Times for 2021
Open 24th May to 30th October,
10.30 am to 3.30 pm (last admissions at 3.00 pm).
Closed Wednesdays and Sundays.
Adults and children: Free (donations are greatly appreciated following your visit).
We have taken several measures to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. A one-way system is in operation throughout the Museum. Wipes and hand sanitisers are available for visitors use. Face coverings are required.
There is a ramped entrance to the ground floor but narrow stairs limit access for wheelchair users. Guide dogs are welcome.
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, please contact us for further information.
How to Find Us
Thirsk Museum is in Kirkgate, a short distance from the Market Place and close to St Marys Church and the World of James Herriot.
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.View location on Google Maps
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.
Visitors Comments and Reviews
Thirsk Museum received TripAdvisors Travellers Choice award in 2020, based on visitors ratings and reviews.Read reviews on TripAdvisor