Livestock Gallery

Our Livestock Gallery will help you explore how domesticated animals have been kept through the ages.  The displays focus on the history of different types of livestock alongside associated tools and equipment in the reconstructed dairy parlour,  blacksmiths forge and vet’s surgery.

For our younger visitors, there is a table top farm and a small selection of games in the play area. (Parents are respectfully reminded that they are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times whilst they are on site).

Did you know: The equipment in the vet’s surgery were personal effects of Alf Wight aka James Herriot, the famous veterinary surgeon from Thirsk.

Mr Wight visited the site when the museum was being created and displayed his material in the reconstructed room himself, exactly as it was arranged at his Thirsk surgery!

The building adjoins some of the museum actual livestock pens and windows from the gallery allow you to see some of the animals in their quarters!