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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
family fun day out East Yorkshire
Sun 3 Aug
Teddy Bear Treasure hunt around the grounds - follow the clues from one bear to the next to see if you can find all the hiding teddies! More Details...
Tue 5 Aug - Fri 8 Aug
Thinking of something to do in the summer holidays? Exciting days of supervised outdoor activities for children (6 years - 13 years) Booking essential, special charges apply. Tuesday 5th: 'Go Wild in the Woods' Wednesday 6th: 'In the Garden' Thursday 7th: 'Down on the Farm' Friday 8th: 'Art & History' More Details...
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