Recent News

Art and Archaeology: Free Exhibition

Our friends from the High Wolds Heritage Group are holding a Community Arts Project Exhibition with artwork inspired by the archaeology and landscape at Hanging Grimston. Hanging Grimston is the site of a deserted Medieval village and has been the subject of excavations by the High Wolds Heritage Group in partnership with the Scarborough Archaeological

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Thank you everybody!

What a brilliant day!  Our first Open Day at Green Lane went better than we could have ever expected.  Thanks to everybody to came along and it was great to welcome faces both familiar and new.  The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and we’re already looking forward to our next Open Day. Thank you

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Absolutely Clueless!

Andy and Lucy from BBC Radio Humberside solved the fiendishly difficult cryptic clue on the Absolutely Clueless to lead them to the Museum.  You can listen again here and they reach the Museum at about 55 minutes. Lucy had to bit of excavating of her own to find the next clue….  

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First Open Day In Our New Home

We’re glad to say that preparations are almost complete and our first Open Day will be on the 22nd April 2017 between 10am and 4pm. We’d love to welcome friends old and new to see the new exhibition space and dedicated ‘hands on’ area.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Humber Museums Partnership we

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from S.A.M. to all of our visitors and supporters.  We look forward to re-opening in Spring 2017 at our new Green Lane location and to giving our visitors new and improved displays and activities showcasing the heritage of East Yorkshire.  Watch this site for more details.

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…

“Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.” may be sung by the crowds at Twickenham but may soon be heard in our corner of East Yorkshire. The reconstruction of the Wetwang Chariot, a centre piece of the British Museum’s Celts exhibition (as seen below), could be returning to SAM at our new

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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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