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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
Unfortunately Sledmere House, Gardens, Attractions and Shops are closed on Mondays, with the exception of Bank Holidays.
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
Sat 2 Mar
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be hosting a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere.
Sat 16 Mar
Run, trample and Get Caked in mud as you take part in this brutal charity Challenge for your local hospice, Dove House,
 lambs, lambing, family fun day out east yorkshire
Sat 30 Mar - Mon 1 Apr
A special opportunity to meet the newest additions to the Sledmere farming family; our newly born lambs.
food, farmers market, local suppliers
Sun 31 Mar
Come along to our Artisan Fair & Craft Market and browse stalls selling a range of fresh produce, crafts and more.
Sat 6 Apr - Sun 7 Apr
A special opportunity to meet the newest additions to the Sledmere Farming family; our newly born lambs
Fri 19 Apr - Mon 22 Apr
Continue the Easter fun and enjoy our Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend
Sun 21 Apr
A fantastic opportunity to venture on the estates hidden paths, explore the beautiful woodland and take in the wonderful display of naturally seeded, wild Primroses.
Sun 28 Apr
A fantastic opportunity to venture on the estates hidden paths, explore the beautiful woodland and take in the wonderful display of naturally seeded, wild Primroses.
Fri 31 May - Sat 1 Jun
A brand new event for 2019 We have teamed up with Colemans Cider and Half Moon Brewery to bring you a weekend of great local beer and cider, fantastic live music and Artisan Food stalls
Sat 1 Jun
Come and join us for our Artisan Market with stalls selling a range of fresh produce and crafts.
Sun 16 Jun
A special opportunity for the whole family to tour the deer park and see some of the red deer bred on the estate up close in their natural habitat.
Sat 6 Jul
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be holding a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere.
Thu 15 Aug - Sun 18 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band and music festival. For further details and to book tickets please visit www.tribfest.co.uk
Sat 2 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.