Skidby Windmill is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, East Riding children and young people were invited to enter a competition to draw or create an original image of the landscape, buildings and area around the mill.
Skidby Windmill is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.
To mark the occasion, East Riding children and young people are invited to enter a competition to draw or create an original image of the landscape, buildings and area around Skidby Mill.
Skidby Mill will reopen on Monday, 17 May with a new exhibition, celebrating the bicentenary of the building of the mill in 1821, created by the mill’s volunteer team.
It will look at key events in the mill’s history, some of the characters who have lived/worked there and also national/international events going on in 1821.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s museum’s team is looking for photographs, documents and stories ahead of a special exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of Skidby Mill later this year.
Following the latest government announcement, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced how East Riding Museums and East Riding Libraries will operate from Wednesday, 2 December, under Tier 3 restrictions.
East Riding Museums: Beverley Art Gallery, Skidby Mill, Beverley Guildhall, and Goole Museum will remain closed.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that Skidby Mill will, unfortunately, be closed to visitors at weekends with immediate effect.
The Mill will remain open for visitors as normal on Mondays and Tuesdays (10.00am- 4.15pm – last admissions -Closed for lunch between 12.30pm -1.00pm).
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to carry out major refurbishment at Skidby Mill, starting on Monday, 6 July.
The mill’s sails have already been sent away for repair by a specialist millwright, and now attention turns to the tower of the mill itself.
East Riding Museums have unveiled even more activities for under 5s (including babies) and their families during this period when people are having to spend more time at home.
The new suggested activities – Boats, Windmills and Beverley Town – are inspired by Goole Museum, Skidby Mill, and Beverley Guildhall and feature ideas for music and signing, craft, role play, sensory experiences, and messy play.
An exhibition produced by volunteers to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day has gone live on the new Active East Riding.
VE Day commemorations will take place on Friday 8 May. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic events around the country have had to cancel.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is about to embark on a major refurbishment of a much loved East Riding landmark – Skidby Windmill.
The refurbishment will require the removal of all the sails and the fantail and their transportation to a traditional millwright in Norfolk where they will be stripped and carefully examined for rot and other damage and then restored to their former glory.
Families and Early Years Foundation Stage groups can now take part in the Creative Families Award at any museum run by East Riding Museums.
Little creatives aged between one and four can take part in the Award during their visit to the museum, which could be Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Goole Museum, Skidby Mill, Beverley Guildhall, or also the Treasure House in Beverley.
A new display by the Skidby Mill volunteer team has opened this week.
‘Time off: leisure & diversions in the East Riding’ covers a variety of ways in which local people spent their spare time, both in days gone by and more recently.
Skidby Mill will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days 2018, on Saturday and Sunday 8 and 9 September.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free admission to the mill on both days between 10am and 4.15pm to the usual facilities on site.
A new display by the Skidby Mill volunteer team has just opened. ‘Historic hospitals: care in the East Riding before the Health Service’ examines the beginnings of organised public health provision in the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Some of the places covered in the exhibition are Castle Hill hospital, Cottingham; the Lloyd cottage hospital in Bridlington; and Withernsea convalescent home.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme that includes walks starting in Beverley.
From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops – the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors. The programme also links to the council’s Active Coast initiative this year.
The latest display by the Skidby Mill volunteer team opens at lunchtime on Tuesday, 12 December.
Entitled Helping Out: Friendly Societies in East Yorkshire the display looks at a wide variety of societies such as the Freemasons, Druids, United Free Gardeners, Temperance societies and the Foresters that have existed over the last 200 years or so.
East Riding Museums have boosted their facilities for Under Fives and their families this year in museums across the area.
All five sites run by the service – Skidby Mill, Goole Museum, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, The Treasure House in Beverley, and Beverley Guildhall – are now hosting the ‘Five Things to Discover’ challenge.
Skidby Mill will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days 2017, on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free admission to the mill on both days between 10am and 4.15pm to the usual facilities on site – The Museum of East Riding Rural Life, a range of outbuildings, and an exhibition entitled Steeple People: East Riding Churches and Associated People, looking at a selection of churches from across the East Riding, as well as people closely connected with them.