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.