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The collections

The Museum of East Riding Rural Life at Skidby Mill mainly collects objects relating to rural and agricultural heritage of the East Riding, including:

  • Farming and milling collections.
  • Photographs and objects relating to East Riding rural and village life.
  • Oral reminiscences relating to East Riding rural life.

In addition it has two specialist collections:

  • Alex West collection of market gardening and agricultural implements.
  • Norman Creaser collection of agricultural implements and models.

Collections online

All the objects in the East Riding museum collections, including those of Skidby Mill, can be searched by going to East Riding Treasures Online.

East Riding Treasures Online (external ERYC website)

Loaning or donating objects

The Museums Service has a Collections Development policy relating to acquisition and disposal of objects in the collections, which can be accessed by going to the museum standards page.

Anybody wishing to donate items to Skidby Mill should complete the museum loan/deposit/bequest form (opens in new window).

Vapo-Cresolene vaporiser
Vapo-Cresolene vaporiser used to destroy germs by emitting purifying vapours
Wooden template for printing flour bags
Wooden template used for printing flour bags