For our next Field Studies session we are going on a road trip to Southburn Archaeological Museum. ERAS members are invited to come along on Wednesday 7 June at 7.30 pm and enjoy the exhibits on display in the JSR farm buildings on Green Lane, Nafferton near Driffield.
The museum was officially opened in farm buildings in Southburn village in 2008 to house the archaeological finds painstakingly collected by Brian Hebblewhite over many years during his time as a tractor driver on the farm. The collection also contains metal detecting finds recovered from the farm in later years. The finds span the early prehistoric to 20th Century military occupation - with everything in between. The artefacts on display really do reflect the history of one landscape over time - and it is absolutely fascinating!
The museum was later relocated to its new site in Nafferton and continues to develop as a cultural and educational space. Currently on long term display is a replica of the Wetwang Chariot, on loan from the British Museum, and also more recently a replica of the Kirkburn Warrior Iron Age grave and it's contents. The museum is completely volunteer led and hosts themed publicised events throughout the year. Visit is by appointment only most of the time though - so don't miss this opportunity to visit this gem on the Wolds. Entry to the museum is free - but we would respectfully request that you consider leaving a donation.
Visit https://www.samatsouthburn.co.uk/visiting-and-access to find for details on how to get there and maybe also look at the website for additional information. There is ample parking on site.
Please register your interest with Matt Walker our Field Studies Officer at [email protected] so that we have a good idea about numbers planning to attend. Any questions relating to the visit please contact either Matt or Angela Fawcett at [email protected].
This visit replaces our usual Field Studies evening normally held at St Nicholas Parish Centre in Beverley.