Author Archives: SAM

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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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2018 Open Day Dates

The dates for the Open Days for 2018 are now confirmed:

Saturday 7th April

Saturday 12th May

Saturday 21st July

Saturday 15th September

On each day we will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Everybody at SAM looks forward to welcoming you.

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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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Exciting finds in the Holderness Area

Click here to visit the Hull Daily Mail website with some exciting and interesting discoveries near to Burstwick.


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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 and Historical Society over the last few excavation seasons.

Also on display will be finds, artefacts, reports and photographs from the dig.

The exhibition runs from the 25th July until the 31st July 2017 at Thixendale Village Hall and is open each day from 2pm until 8pm.  Admission is free and refreshments are available.

Further details can be obtained by clicking here.

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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 once again to both our visitors and the SAM volunteers who make it possible.

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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….

Lucy’s “Embattled soldier’s resting spot”


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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 now offer a great selection of activities for the Under 5’s.

One old friend who has returned is the replica Wetwang Chariot, kindly on loan from the British Museum.  In light of recent discoveries in Pocklington why not come and see for yourself what the chariot may have looked like.


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