What is Thirsk Museum?

Learn about the market town of Thirsk at Thirsk Museum! The museum was opened in 1975 in the house where Thomas Lord was born in 1755. Since opening it’s doors, the museum has educated many about Thirsk’s local history. So, visit the Thirsk Museum and step back in time!

The museum is open from 24th May until 30th October.


Despite Thirsk only being small, the museum is jampacked full of its interesting history. As the museum is in a house, each room is dedicated to different displays. The exhibits include artefacts from Thirsk’s industrial past, as well as artefacts from local history. Wander around the different rooms and look at the different historical objects including:

  • Furniture
  • Farming equipment
  • Costumes
  • And more! ~click for more information

Creep yourself out by learning about the legend of the Busby Stoop Chair or gaze in awe at the bones of the Saxon Giant.


The museum has ramped access to its ground floor, which provides wheelchair/ pushchair access. However, the stairs to the upper floor are narrow and therefore limit wheelchair/ pushchair access. The museum allows guide dogs.

While you’re visiting Thirsk, why not visit Falconry UK or Monk Park Farm?

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