Beverley Barge Preservation Society Museum

July 7, 2010

Have you got any memories or photos of life through the years on Beckside? Beverley Barge Preservation Society is trying to pull together as complete a picture as possible of life around the Beck, once the industrial heart of the town. Now a floating museum, the society’s pride and joy is the Syntan, once a working barge used by Richard Hodgsons and sons ltd. It is the hub of the…


The Yorkshire Connection and Beyond

June 1, 2010

The Barnes Wallis Trust, together with the Royal Society and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the R.100 airship’s first transatlantic flight with a touring exhibition called ‘Barnes Wallis – The Yorkshire Connection and Beyond.’ The exhibition forms part of the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary celebrations with a national programme of events celebrating ‘Local Heroes.’ Sir Barnes Wallis was based at the Howden Airship…


New Archaeological Mini-Display at the Treasure House

The latest archaeological finds acquired by East Riding Museums Service will go on display at the Treasure House in Champney Road, Beverley, on Wednesday 5th May. The finds include a rare Bronze Age axe head found on the beach at Mappleton and on loan from the finder, Alison Lloyd, who discovered the artefact whilst walking her dogs.  Other items have come in as purchases via the Treasure process, including a…

May 7, 2010

Going On ‘Logcation’ at Skidby Windmill

April 6, 2010

East Riding’s last remaining windmill has acquired an exciting new attraction for children in time for this Easter. Situated on the acreage adjoining Skidby Windmill, visitors will now discover a log train and a hide “n” seek adventure trail. These installations have been purchased from Sovereign, a nationally accredited supplier of safe, stimulating and imaginative play equipment. Additionally, the wood for the equipment comes from environmentally sustainable sources. Jane Bielby,…


A New View of Historic Museum Objects

February 15, 2010

The council’s museums service has now launched an updated version of its online collections database. Working in partnership with staff from arvato, the museums team has been transferring data and images into a software program called Mobius, developed by an American company, Willoughby Associates. The database is available via the council’s website, Go to the About Museum Collections section and click on the link “East Riding Treasures Online.” Dr. David…


How Beverley Has Changed Since WWII

February 9, 2010

Beverley has changed remarkably since World War Two. In 1945 the town had a population of around 16,000 people, was dominated by its weekly stock market and old factories which employed most of its residents in manual work. Older residents remember a town in which they knew the faces in the crowd, sons followed fathers into local factories,  most wives stayed at home and looked after children, neighbourhoods organised their…


A Slice of Iron Age Technology Coming to Beverley

December 15, 2009

The Treasure House, Beverley, is this week taking delivery of a superb replica of one of the swords from the South Cave Weapons Cache, a unique collection of Iron Age swords and spears found by metal detectorists in 2002. The sword and scabbard have been produced by Roland Williamson of Cheltenham-based firm Bodgit & Bendit, which makes high quality reproductions of historical artefacts from a variety of time periods. Roland…


The Treasure House

November 4, 2009

The new building in Beverley provides a service for the East Riding of Yorkshire’s heritage, there is a permanent exhibition on the first floor relating to heritage of the area and also regular tempory exhibitions. Within the Treausure House you will also find the East Riding Archives and Local Studies, East Riding Museums Collections and a libary service all of which operate from this building in Beverley. Computer with internet…


A History of Photography

October 23, 2009

The latest exhibition at the Beverley Treasure House, is a touring exhibition entitled ‘A History of Photography,’ which has been organised by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, with costume and accessories from the East Riding Museums Service. Dr Brian Hinton, curator of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, said: “The photographs on display provide two concurrent chronologies – the progress of Western civilisation over the last 150 years, and matching developments…


Local History Book Fair

October 2, 2009

Popular local history events are being planned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archive and local studies service, based at the Beverley Treasure House in Champney Road, Beverley. The annual Local History Book Fair will be held on Saturday, 17 October, at Beverley Minster while an autumn programme of local history lectures and garden tours will start on Monday, 19 October. Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Christopher…


Beverley Guildhall

July 17, 2009

The Guildhall is a beautiful historic building, traditionally the seat of civic governance in Beverley, and now runs as a community museum for the town. Parts of the building date back to the 14th century, with medieval timber walls surviving from the wealthy merchant’s house that originally stood on the site. Since acquiring the building in 1501 the Governors of Beverley (who later became the town council) made many alterations…