East Yorkshire's finest historic day out

Home to the Constable family for over 700 years. Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive complete with its historic collections.

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds the perfect day out for all the family

What's On
Sat 6th April Exhibition
New exhibition in 2019 shining a spotlight on the generations of strong-minded and spirited women who have lived at Burton Constable and who have influenced its development through their fascinating & sometimes surprising, stories.
Servants at Play - Burton Constable Hall
Sat 4th May Exhibition
Have you ever wondered what life was like 'below stairs' at a Yorkshire country house? This fascinating new exhibition explores the daily lives of servants at the grand Burton Constable Hall.
Tue 9th July Exhibition
Pulling the British threads in Moby-Dick; prints, handmade books and textile work by Caroline Hack inspired by the British sources Melville used in Moby-Dick.
Picture of Teddy Bear on shelf
Sat 20th July Family Event
The Teddy Bears have taken over the Hall! Can you help us find them? Explore the Hall to find the hidden bears throughout the Summer holidays.
Wed 21st August Talks and Tours
Join us on an exclusive Twilight Parkland Tour around the historic Grounds at Burton Constable Hall led by one of our expert guides.
Children walking in the park with their teddy bears
Mon 26th August Family Event
Enjoy a picnic with your favourite teddy bear or cuddly toy in the Grounds of Burton Constable Hall
Meander through Burton Constable Hall’s evocative grand rooms filled with fine art and furniture; discover the extraordinary 18th century ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ and uncover 500 years of fascinating characters from the Constable family
Discover our restored stable block, with displays and exhibitions telling the story of stable life in past times. Explore the historic parkland designed by Capability Brown with our walks and wildlife trails. Relax and find your favourite spot to picnic and play in this glorious setting
Servants at Play Burton Constable Hall
Have you ever wondered what life was like 'below stairs' at a Yorkshire country house? This fascinating new exhibition explores the daily lives of servants at the grand Burton Constable Hall.
With the new wildlife sculpture trail, parkland walks, picnic and play areas, imaginative play in the hall and stables, giant games, wide open spaces for games of football or cricket and of course the whale skeleton of the 60’ monster featured in Moby Dick all making a visit to Burton Constable a great family day out
Serving morning coffee, light lunches, cream teas and other freshly made foods the Stables Kitchen is a refreshing break for visitors and a great stop-off if you are just passing-by. Your four-legged friend is welcome too in our Doggy Dining Room.
Enjoy a fabulous visit to East Yorkshire's best historic day out. There is so much to enjoy and discover within and around this stunning Elizabethan mansion, with over 30 rooms to explore. With free parking for coaches and a restored stable block, tea Room and gift Shop to enjoy, Burton Constable is a great place for groups at any time
Burton Constable Whale
Burton Constable Whale
Discover the ‘Burton Constable Whale’, the skeleton of a 60ft Sperm Whale on display in the Stable Block. This Bull Whale was stranded on the shore at nearby Tunstall in 1825 where it aroused a great deal of public interest.

In time, the skeleton of the Whale was transported to the Parkland at Burton Constable where it was articulated on a wrought iron framework in 1836. An account of the Whale came to the attention of Herman Melville, who published his renowned Moby Dick in 1851. The Burton Constable Whale is the only non-fictional Whale mentioned in this classic work of literature!

The remains of the skeleton were recovered from the park in 1995 and are now exhibited in the Great Barn in the Stable Block.
Fascinating - So much to see. There was the extra delight of having a very accomplished pianist performing. The staff are very friendly and helpful. the lunch was delicious. In all a very enjoyable day.
Charles & Barbara Nutt
A wonderful and fascinating house made even more atmospheric by the wonderful piano music accompanying us.
Anne & Roger Holmes
Fascinating place, needs another visit
Kay Raby
Wow! Too much to see in one visit...
Betty Davies
An excellent visit, I will certainly tell all my friends about my wonderful day.
Kath Jackson
Excellent staff - very informative! Beautiful House, well kept with interesting stories - a jewel in a sea of East Yorkshire - will definitely visit again.
Sue Child
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