Museum of the Wagoners Special Reserve

Team of horses with a GS wagon in France in the First World War
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Possibly the smallest military museum anywhere. This remarkable museum tells the story of the Wagoners' Special Reserve. Starting with Sir Mark Sykes' original idea it shows the unique part the Wagoners played in World War I. These men of the Yorkshire Wolds, some of whom had never left the village in which they were born, were among the first to serve their country abroad.
A piece of local history that became Army history.

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Opening hours

In season with Sledmere House
Please see Sledmere House website for details.
Other times by appointment with the Curator.

Admission charges


Additional info

Most facilities for Sledmere House are available to museum visitors eg café, shop, toilets, car parking etc

Display includes photographs of wagoners in the first world war, memorabilia and some of the medals they were awarded. The exhibiton is of interest to the general visitor and historian alike. It is in the entrance area together with the shop and café.

Collection details

Land Transport, Social History

Museum of the Wagoners Special Reserve
The Estate Office
North Yorkshire
YO25 3XQ



Sledmere House

01377 236637

The Curator

01751 431347

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