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.
“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.
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!
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.