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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 Gardens
  • 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
Tue 19 Jul - Sun 31 Jul
Peter Watson: My exhibition at Sledmere will consist of recent landscape paintings inspired by the Yorkshire Wolds, East Yorkshire coast and forestry in North Yorkshire. There will also be prints available of all my paintings ... Sandra Tweedie: The Fermanagh-born artist was taught by the famous Irish artist Kathleen Bridle and trained at Belfast College Of Art... More Details...
Tue 2 Aug - Sun 14 Aug
Paintings encapsulating Yorkshire’s East Coast scenes with vibrancy and charm. More Details...
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