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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
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
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 4 Dec - Sun 6 Dec
The eleventh annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair features over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Winter warmers available in the Terrace Cafe & Fair Cafe,tractor and trailer trips to the Deer Park and children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE, PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR FURTHER DETAILS. More Details...
Sun 13 Dec - Sun 13 Dec
Father Christmas will be calling at Sledmere on Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th December. Between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. More Details...