Discover History at The Treasure House

September 21, 2010

A free open day at the Treasure House will give members of the public the chance to see hundreds of local historic documents and films. Members of the public are invited to come and see the fascinating historic records and archive treasures available at the Treasure House during the open day, which will take place on Saturday, 25 September, between 9am and 4pm. All the documents on display will relate…


Autumn Lectures at the Treasure House

September 20, 2010

The council’s museums service is pleased to announce a series of autumn lectures at the Treasure House, Beverley. Dr David Marchant, museums registrar, will begin the series on 12 October with a talk on ‘The South Cave weapons cache – seven years on, what have we learned?’ This will be followed by Janet Tierney’s ‘Past times, past apparel – a look at costumes in the East Riding museum service collections’…


Books Come Alive at Beverley Literature Festival

Fiction, politics, geology, poetry, biography and lots of workshops to get involved with – Beverley Literature Festival (1 to 10 October), organised by East Riding Libraries, once again brings you the best in writing, whatever the subject. This year the festival has expanded its programme for children to give young readers in the East Riding a fun-packed weekend of performances, readings, making sessions and story-telling of all kinds – all…

September 20, 2010

Experts to Provided Lectures in Honour of John Champney

September 7, 2010

A series of free lectures by experts will commemorate the hundredth year of Beverley’s museum and art gallery. This year the people of Beverley are celebrating a century since the opening of the gallery and museum in the building given by benefactor John Champney. As well as giving the building – which is now part of the Treasure House, in aptly named Champney Road, Beverley – John Champney also donated…


Films of Beverley’s History on Show

September 1, 2010

Monthly film shows chronicling the history of Beverley look set to start at the Treasure House in September. The shows in the Film and Sound Archive Presents series will kick off next month with Black and White Beverley which will show footage shot in the town by prolific local film-maker Ernest Symmons. Mr Symmons was also the co-founder of the Beverley Picture Playhouse, which opened on Monday, 20 February, 1911….


Flying High at the Beverley Treasure House

August 5, 2010

A new museum display at the Treasure House, Beverley, opening next week, will focus on local heroine Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Hull-born Amy features in a four-month long exhibition, with new artefacts donated or loaned by various people and items borrowed from the permanent Amy Johnson collection at Sewerby Hall Museum near Bridlington. To coincide with the display, the museum service has…


Most Important Exhibition of Works

The most important exhibition of art and books ever held in the East Riding opens on 21 August. The exhibition in the Treasure House, Beverley, attests to the generosity of the area’s great benefactor, John Edward Champney. The Champney Centenary will celebrate the official opening of Beverley Museum and Art Gallery in 1910. The building, now part of the Treasure House, was paid for by Champney who also gave his…

August 3, 2010

Crown, Colonies and Countrymen at the Treasure House

July 23, 2010

What do a Tudor mayor of London, the confiscation of royalist lands during the English Civil War, 50 years incarceration in an asylum, a five month journey to New Zealand, the Treaty of Waitangi and Buffalo Bill have in common? The answer is in a collection held by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies service, which is pleased to announce a new cataloguing project listing the family…


World Puppets @ Beverley Art Gallery

June 25, 2010

The Beverley Art Gallery is to feature a collection of puppets from all over the world. The gallery in the Treasure House, Champney Road, is holding the exhibition from 26 June to 18 July as part of the Beverley Puppet Festival taking place from 16-18 July. Sally Hayes, gallery curator, said: “The puppets are spectacular. Some are very old while others are quite new but equally colourful – and some…


Treasure House Gift Shop a Success

June 24, 2010

The Treasure House gift shop has now been open a year and has been extremely successful in that time. The shop offers a wide range of gifts, including toys, family and local history books, greeting cards and jewellery.  It is located on the first floor of the Treasure House in Beverley, which provides combined museum, library and archives services, along with a cafe. Jane Bielby, the shop manager, said: “We…


Family History Advice Sessions

June 15, 2010

Anyone interested in their family history could find the help they need to learn more as the archives and local studies service is hosting more Family History Society advice sessions on designated Saturdays throughout the year. During these sessions, in The Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, volunteers from the East Yorkshire Family History Society are on hand to give members of the public free advice on family history matters. Sessions…


Records Show History of Racing in Beverley

June 4, 2010

The racing season at Beverley is now well under way. Horse racing has always been a sophisticated affair, and if anything it has become more so with the passage of time.  It is a chance for people to dress up in all their finery and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of the race. Documents held at the Treasure House, Beverley, show that the spirit of horse racing generally remains the same,…


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

Have Your Say: Local Development Framework

May 6, 2010

Now is your chance to get involved in shaping the future development of the East Riding – as the council prepares a blueprint known as the Local Development Framework (LDF). The LDF will form part of the development plan for the East Riding and will be used to determine where and how we should build new places for people to live and work in. It will set out planning policies…


Deluge in Driffield – 100 Years On

May 4, 2010

It is nearly three years since major flooding devastated parts of the East Riding and Hull. For those who were affected, it will never be forgotten. One of the towns which appeared to be relatively unaffected was Driffield, but history shows that the ‘Capital of the Wolds’ has not always been so lucky. One hundred years ago this month, the town of Driffield suffered the effects of a devastating torrent…