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House & Collections

Burton Constable has a long and fascinating history dating back to the Norman conquest.
Take part in a House Tour and get an insightful 'behind the scenes' view of Burton Constable, from one of our expert guides.
Learn more about some of the unique and fascinating objects and artifacts available on display at Burton Constable.
Did you know?

The Burton Constable Whale is featured in Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick. 

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'

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
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