Recent News

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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Excavation sheds new light on Skipsea Castle

An earthwork at Skipsea has been revealed as being 1,500 years older than previously thought and details can be found in the Guardian article here. One puzzle for people may be why there is this huge Iron Age burial when we keep telling people about the relatively small ‘square barrows’ of the Iron Age Parisi

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Stamford Bridge Battle Weekend

The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society are great friends of SAM and have been for a number of years. We’re pleased to share details of an exciting forthcoming event. The “Stamford Bridge Battle Weekend” commemorations are taking place over the weekend of 24th/25th September, the event marks the 950th anniversary of the “forgotten battle ”

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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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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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