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The Friends of Burton Constable

The Friends of Burton Constable is a Registered Charity which was formed to support the work of the Burton Constable Foundation.

Every penny of your Friends membership helps to support the preservation of Burton Constable Hall for the long-term benefit of the public.  Funds generated from the Friends scheme are invested in the conservation of the House and Grounds, helping sustain and preserve them for future generations.

Friends have some special advantages too, including:- Regular notification of events taking place at Burton Constable, invitations to exhibition previews and private viewings, invitations to talks by the Curator and other specialists carrying out research into the collections.

You will be invited to Friends only events such as the popular Quiz Night and our annual Christmas event and so much more. 

For a Friends Membership fee of just £10 you will be playing a vital role in supporting the conservation and upkeep of one of East Yorkshire's finest historic houses.

Further information about joining the Friends of Burton Constable or to make a donation please email:

Did you know?
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'

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