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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
Opening Times
Sledmere House:
11am - 4pm
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Triton Gallery:
Closed
Wagoners Museum:
10am - 5pm
Stables &
Hampton Paddock:
10am - 5pm
HIGHLIGHTS & QUICK LINKS
Wolds Wagoners Sir Mark Sykes
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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. Discover more >>
Wolds Wagoners Sir Mark Sykes
'Wagoners' Open Day' with historic wolds wagons, heavy horses, heritage displays and lots more. Discover more >>
WHAT'S ON AT SLEDMERE HOUSE
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov
During your October half term, take a trip around our haunted Walled Garden, find all the pumpkins and win a prize! Find the black cat in the spooky Stables too.
Sat 28 Oct
Our 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' will be sure to wow you with an amazing fireworks display set to music with this years theme being 'Out of this World'! Discounted early bird tickets are now available!
halloween party childrens east yorkshire fun
Tue 31 Oct
Join us in the "haunted" Home Farm buildings for our 'Beastly Bash.' Activities will include 'Trick or Treat Street,' make your own ectoplasm, 'broomstick flying training,' story-telling, creepy crafts, a walking ghost train and more! Fancy dress encouraged.
Wed 1 Nov
A day full of Halloween fun and craft activities for children aged 5 to 12 years. Booking essential.
Sat 4 Nov
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be hosting a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction at 12.00 noon in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere. £5 entry per 2 people (including an auction catalogue.)
Wed 15 Nov
Adam Schoon will be talking about details and stories of the treasures in Sledmere House that either came from, or were influenced by the Far East. Please note this event is now sold out.
Wed 22 Nov
Robin Dermond Horspool FRSA presents an illustrated talk focusing on the importance of the exposed Parsonage, its isolated locality and intense family ties, to the creative and working lives of the Bronte sisters. Please note this event is sold out.
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 1 Dec - Sun 3 Dec
Over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Sat & Sun only: Tractor and trailer trips to the Deer Park and children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. Special admissions for pre-booked groups of 15+ available.
Fri 25 May - Tue 29 May
The Caravan and Motorhome Club's biggest outdoor event of the year which will be held with the park at Sledmere. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.