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Yorkshire Festival of Archaeology 2018

Family Event
Sat 14th July 2018 to Sat 14th July 2018

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 Yorkshire Festival of Archaeology 2018, Burton Constable has teamed up with East Riding Archaeological Society (ERAS) to offer visitors hands-on geophysical sessions and the opportunity to view artefact displays from local excavations.

Family Handling Activities & Hands-on Geophysical Survey Sessions

Saturday 14th & Sunday 22nd July - 11am to 4pm

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

Contact Information:

Joy Swift

Visitor Services Manager 

T: 01964 508163



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