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.
Painting of Flowers
Thu 30th May Exhibition
View this interesting and inspiring exhibition of art work by Wentworth Social Art Group in the Carriage House at Burton Constable Hall.
Wed 19th June Talks and Tours
Join us on an exclusive Twilight Parkland Tour of the historic Grounds at Burton Constable Hall led by one of our expert guides.
National Celebration of Stitch Day
Sat 22nd June Family Event
Come and say Hello! to the ladies of Hull & East Riding Embroiderer's Guild, as they take part in National Celebration Of Stitch Day.
Sun 23rd June Stables Event
Come along & browse a range of stalls selling handmade crafts & gorgeous gifts in the spectacular setting of the Burton Constable Stables.
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
Fascinating place, needs another visit
Kay Raby
An amazing experience - such detail everywhere, plus care and skill in the preservation. A pleasure and education.
Mr & Mrs Noveler
Wow! Too much to see in one visit...
Betty Davies
Quite a joy to visit, thank you so much
Margaret Woolfenden
A wonderful and fascinating house made even more atmospheric by the wonderful piano music accompanying us.
Anne & Roger Holmes
heritage lottery fund natural england art fund Trip Advisor welcome to Yorkshire Historic Houses Association