Author Archives: SAM

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13th July Open Day

York Archaeological Trust will be our guests at our Open Day on the 13th July. and will be bringing along a special handling collection of Roman artefacts.


Murton Park Museum are supplying a Roman soldier’s artefact box which includes everything a Roman solder would carry around including clothiing and hand weapons. All of which can be handled!


All the usual activities for adults and children alike will also be available. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Charioteers of East Yorkshire

We’re excited to announce that our 18th May Open Day will be held in association with our friends from the Malton Museum.

To tie in with Malton’s new ‘Horse Power’ exhibition, Dr Melanie Giles from the University of Manchester will be presenting two guided talks on the day at 11am and 2pm.

In each one-hour talk, there is the opportunity to join one of Britain’s leading experts on the Iron Age to learn about life and death in the Wolds for the ‘Arras’ communities. Dr Giles will talk about everyday living, farming, craftwork and diet, before discussing burial rites, grave goods and weaponry, with a special focus on the Iron Age chariot and those who were buried with these masterpieces of Celtic craftsmanship. Set against the unique background of Museum’s replica chariot and burial diorama, you will have the chance to ask questions about later prehistory, artefacts and archaeological collections, including recent discoveries on and off the Wolds.

We are also pleased to announce that the North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society will also be joining us on the day with some of their Iron Age and Roman finds along with a model of an Iron Age roundhouse.


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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 on the Committee including needing a new secretary so we would welcome new members to help us continue to develop and improve the Museum.

If you would like to stand, please let us know; call 01377 271180.


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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 have found a similar skull but in a context which gives an amazing insight into how our Neolithic ancestors lived their lives.

Click here to read the full story.

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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 and discoveries made over the many years of excavation.


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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 the excellent other DIG facilities.

More information on Your DIG can be found by clicking here.

DIG is located in the former St Saviour’s Church in St Savioursgate, York which is a Grade II* listed building maintained by the York Archaeological Trust.


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Wooden Henge Discovered Near Leven

Click here to find out more about a recently discovered, and exceptionally rare, wooden henge found in East Yorkshire.


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Now We Are 10

Southburn Archaeological Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018.  Please check back regularly as we will post updates of this year’s events.


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