Burton Constable Hall evolved over centuries to become the vast hall that we know and love today. Telling the story of this great house and the families who have lived in it, and caring for its vast and varied collections, creates a challenging and fascinating task for the people who work and volunteer here.

This blog follows the work of the curator of Burton Constable to explore more of the work that goes in to revealing the past of a great English Country House. Take a closer look to discover the new and painstaking research of staff, volunteers and visiting researchers as we explore the twists and turns that have made the Hall all that it is today, and to make accessible the knowledge held about the house and its collections.

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Thu 8 Aug 2019
A History of the Chapel - and the threats that face it
Wed 19 Jun 2019
A look at Burton Constable's transformation in the 18th Century - and why it turned white!
Tue 18 Jun 2019
Difficult Women: Winifred Constable
Did you know?
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 
Over 80 different species of birds have been spotted at Burton Constable, from the smallest British bird, the Goldcrest, to large birds of prey such as Buzzards and Barn Owls

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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