Recent News

SAM’s new kitchen!

Work to create SAM’s new premises at Green Lane had a boost with funding from the Lissett Community Wind Farm Fund which is enabling  SAM to completely refurbish the kitchen on site. SAM volunteers have been working hard on the kitchen which will be an important new facility for the museum. Pictures to follow soon!

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Move Underway

The visit of the East Riding Dialect Society on the 16th June was the last visit to take place at our current premises. Work is already underway on the new site at Green Lane which will open in March 2017.  Keep checking back here for updates on progress and perhaps for sneak previews of the

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Rod Mackey

We are sad to report the death on 7th June of Rod Mackey, Vice Chairman of the East Riding Archaeological Society and an outstanding local archaeologist.  Rod practiced archaeology for many decades at sites all over this area but also further afield including continental Europe and  South America.  He was a source of great knowledge which he freely shared with so

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SAM talks to Steve Redgrave

Ok, not Sir Steve Redgrave of Olympics fame but this coming Saturday (28th May 2016) our Chairman, Bill Coultard, will be speaking to BBC Radio Humberside’s Steve Redgrave on BBC Radio Humberside between 8:45am and 8:50am to preview the Open Day taking place later the same day. The Open Day will be the last of 2016

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The Vikings are coming!

  SAM is delighted to welcome members of the Jorvik Viking Centre to our forthcoming Open Day on the 28th May 2016.  Jorvik, suffered substantial flood damage in December 2015 and is presently closed.  Like SAM, Jorvik will be re-opening in Spring 2017 but, in the meantime they are wanting to involve people in #CampaignCanute to

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Hunmanby History Group Visit

Today we hosted a visit of the Hunmanby History Group to the Museum and although the weather was cold, we hope the welcome wasn’t. Everybody who came along seemed to leave with something, be it weaving, a clay pot or in some cases a fragment of chain mail.  Thanks to all those who attended; it

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From our Visitors Book

Thank you for our epic trip to your museum. We had a great time and learned lots about the stone age

East Yorkshire School Visit

( Pupil )

I really enjoyed my morning there especially as you were all really kind. When I came I learned lots which helped me loads with my school work

East Yorkshire School Visit

( Pupil )

I saw how the stone age was soooooo long!

East Yorkshire School Visit

( Pupil )

I think it's one of the best trips we've had ever!

East Yorkshire School Visit

( Pupil )

A marvellous 'hands on' museum

Mr & Mrs D, Skelton, North Yorkshire

( Open Day Visitors )

Fantastic! Kids loved it! See you again soon!

Mr & Mrs A, Beverley, North Yorkshire

( Open Day Visitors )

Thank you for a fun and interesting afternoon.

Mr & Mrs L, Tervuren, Belgium

( Open Day Visitors )

Very good display, excellent volunteers, warm welcome.

Mr & Mrs J, York

( Open Day Visitors )

Amazing collection, beautifully displayed

Mr A, Bridlington, East Yorkshire

( Open Day Visitor )

A fantastic day - the children were really engaged. Thank you.

West Yorkshire School Group

( School Visit )
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