Category Archives: Green Lane

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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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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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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 premises.


Negotiations are at an early stage but it is an exciting possibility that the chariot could return to take its place in the very heartland of chariot burials in England.

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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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New Location Update

The new modular building for Green Lane, which we plan to use as our new display room, has now been assembled and is being finished off by the contractors.  Next week they are due to be turning their attention to refurbishing the exterior of the former office building which will contain the ‘hands on’ activities as well as kitchen and toilet facilities for the new museum.  The next step will be construction of a ramp giving disabled access to both buildings.

We cannot emphasise enough our appreciation and gratitude for JSR’s help in funding all of these activities to enable SAM to continue and offer an even better experience to our visitors in future.

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