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Skidby Mill refurbishment work continues as Rural Life museum reopens

We are currently on site at Skidby Mill, which is undergoing a programme of refurbishment works, including repairs to the roof, windows and tower. The works are scheduled to take about 12 weeks and we are now midway through the 12-week programme. To preserve the grade II listed mill, which was built in 1821 we are repairing its sails externally. These are aimed to be returned to the mill in early 2021.

Skidby Mill is home to the Museum of East Riding Rural Life and this has also recently reopened. The Rural Life museum collects objects relating to rural and agricultural heritage of the East Riding and has a new display about milling and food production in the base of the tower.

During our works, all parts of the site remain open, including the independently run Sails café, which has also recently been refurbished.

East Riding Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure, said : “Our museums service staff look forward to welcoming visitors both old and new to this much loved historic building over the coming months. Visitors might be particularly interested in the refurbishment work taking place as a result of the major council investment in the facility”.

To find out more about Skidby Mill and its visitor attraction opening times go to: https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/museum-eat-ridings-skidby-mill-reopens-new-exhibition-2927072

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