Things to Do

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.

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 also cares for a Wolds wagon, built in 1861 and this can be seen in the Carriage House at Sledmere. The wagon is regularly driven with the Sledmere Shire Horses, see events listing.

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 further information or to help our work with a donation please get in touch with the Curator, contact: wagonersmuseum@sledmerehouse.com

Open in season with Sledmere Gardens see visitor brochure for details.

2020 Visitor Brochure

Information on opening times and prices, directions, garden and house information, and details of upcoming events.

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Access Statement

​Information about accessibility and facilities.

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Exhibition Panel - Trades
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Exhibition Panel - Timbers
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Exhibition Panel - Tackle
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Exhibition Panel - History
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Wagoners Shop
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Information for Schools
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