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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.

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.

Support the Wagoners’ by becoming a ‘Friend of the Museum’

The Museum preserves in perpetuity the important collection of Wagoner artefacts; the photographs, medals, historic objects, stories and memories of the men who joined the Wagoners’ Special Reserve.

Please support the work of the Museum by joining the Friends of the Museum for an annual subscription of £18.

We hold a series of events throughout the year to tell the wagoner story and promote the museum. We will send you the Annual Newsletter by email, reminders of Wagoner events and provide expert help with researching your wagoner relatives.

Exhibition Panels

​The story of the Wolds wagon.

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Wagoners Shop
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Access Statement

​Information about accessibility and facilities.

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