Family Event
Sat 15th July 2017 to Sun 30th July 2017
Festival of Archaeology at Burton Constable

The historic parkland at Burton Constable is one of the best documented examples of a landscape worked by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Prior to the construction of the Hall and creation of surrounding deer park, the site was a medieval village consisting of 15 cottages, a windmill and dovecote. This area is now preserved as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in order to protect the surviving ridge and furrow.

In celebration of the Festival of Archaeology, Burton Constable has teamed up with East Riding Archaeological Society (ERAS) to offer visitors guided tours of the historic parkland, hands-on geophysical sessions and artefact displays from local excavations.

Parkland Tour - departs daily from entrance to the hall at 2pm. The tours will take approximately 45 mins/1 hour and will be led by one of our expert guides. Please note the route is along gravel paths that may be uneven in places and is weather dependant. Free with normal admission charges.

Family Handling Activities & Hands-on Geophysical Survey Sessions

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July - 12noon to 4pm

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July - 12noon to 4pm

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July - 12noon to 4pm

Find the East Yorkshire Archaeology Society on the south east lawn of the hall. This event is weather dependant and free with normal admission charges.

http://www.eras.org.uk/

Contact Information:

Kelly Wainwright

T: 01964 562400

E: kellywainwright@burtonconstable.com

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