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Wagoners' Museum

This little museum, which is in the entrance area to Sledmere House, tells the story of the Wagoners' Special Reserve with photographs, papers, memorabilia and a medal collection. Sir Mark Sykes' uniform is also on display.

The Wagoners' Special Reserve was the brainchild of Sir Mark Sykes 6th Baronet and these men became some of the first to go abroad in the First World War, driving the horse drawn wagons with supplies of food, fodder and ammunition for the frontline.

The museum is of interest to all. As far as we know this is the only museum devoted to a Special Reserve. It is now run by a Charitable Trust which relies on voluntary contributions. If you would like to help our work with a donation please get in touch with the Curator.

  • Open in season with Sledmere House
  • Official Wagoners' Museum
  • Resource for Wagoners' families
HIGHLIGHTS
Wolds Wagoners Sir Mark Sykes
Click below to view some of the museum collection online
Wolds Wagoners Sir Mark Sykes
Free to visit the Wagoners Museum tells the story of the Wagoners' Special Reserve with photographs, papers, memorabilia and a fine medal collection.
Wolds Wagoners Sir Mark Sykes
'Wagoners' Open Day' with historic wolds wagons, heavy horses, heritage displays and lots more.
What's On
Sun 20 Mar - Sun 3 Apr
A display of unusual bulbs on show in the House. There will also be an array of spring tulips and daffodils to see in the Gardens. More Details...
Easter Family Fun
Fri 25 Mar - Mon 28 Mar
An opportunity to visit the 'lambing shed' and see some newly born lambs and join in with their feeding. Bouncy castle, children's craft activities and family lawn games too. More Details...
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