Recent News

Notice of AGM

SAM’s AGM will be held on 12th March at 7pm at the Museum. The formal agenda and reports will be circulated in advance of the 12th. All members are entitled to attend and vote and stand for the Committee. You can renew your membership or join on the evening. We have a number of vacancies

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2019 Open Day Dates

The dates for our 2019 season are confirmed as: Saturday 30th March 2019 Saturday 18th May 2019 Saturday 13th July 2019 Saturday 7th September 2019 Opening times for each day is 10am to 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you.

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News Of Chariot Burial

Chariot burials are not uncommon in our area, but this recent discovery is very exciting… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46294000

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Fascinating insights from Suffolk

At our last Open Day our friends from the Star Carr brought along an auroch’s skull (from a now extinct breed of giant cattle) for visitors to look at. It was a source of interesting discussion as it was recovered from Doggerland, a land mass which now lies under the North Sea. Archaeologists in Suffolk

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May Open Day Guests Confirmed

We are excited to announce that our guests on the Open Day on the 12th May will be members of the team from the Star Carr Archaeology Project.  The Star Carr site is a world renowned Mesolithic site and members of the team will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the finds

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Southburn at DIG York

Working in partnership with our friends at DIG in York, some of the most precious artefacts found around Southburn are on display in the new Your Dig exhibition which runs from 19th January until the 6th April 2018. Access to the SAM exhibition is free but the normal charges apply if you’re wanting to visit

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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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