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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' Centenary Open Day' to commemorate the founding of the Wagoners' Special Reserve in 1913.
What's On
Easter Family Fun
Fri 3 Apr - Mon 6 Apr
A demonstration of traditional crafts by local craftsmen and a chance to buy their work. 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! (Sunday & Monday only) More Details...
Sun 3 May - Mon 4 May
Two days for both beginners and experienced gardeners to join in with practical demonstrations and short lectures. A chance to buy plants and garden sundries. Gardenrs' Question Time and family Garden Tours. More Details...
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