Behind Closed Doors: A Private View

Family Event
Mon 4th February 2019 to Mon 4th February 2019

£30.00

Have you ever wondered what happens when Burton Constable's doors close for Winter? Join us on this exclusive guided tour and discover how we look after this special place.

From portraits to passementerie, curiosities to chandeliers there is plenty that needs cleaning at Burton Constable. Discover how gilded surfaces are brushed, books dusted and even get a sneaky peak at the conservation store and the items not currently on display.

Burton Constable has been the home of the Constable family for over 700 years and Winter is the perfect opportunity to closely examine the collections for signs of wear, pest activity and to update records, keeping the collections safe for future generations.

This exclusive tour includes a delicious freshly prepared afternoon tea served in the Rose Room at Burton Constable Hall.

Priced at only £30.00 per person, places are limited and must be pre-booked. 

Further dates are available: Tuesday 12th February, Wednesday 27th February, Thursday 7th March & Friday 15th March.

 

 

Contact Information:

Please contact: Joy Swift by telephone 01964 508163, pop into the Gift Shop open daily 10am-4pm until 21st December or email joyswift@burtonconstable.com to purchase your tickets. 

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Afternoon tea was created by the Duchess of Bedford in the late 18th century. She invited friends to join her for an afternoon meal of small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, sweets and, of course, tea. The practice was so popular that it was quickly adopted by other social hostesses 
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The Burton Constable Whale is featured in Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick. 

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

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