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House Tour

Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating country houses to survive with its original collections and interiors.

We offer a free-flow tour of the house where visitors can explore up to thirty rooms filled with fine furniture, paintings, sculpture and country-house paraphernalia. Our team of friendly House Guides are always on hand to answer questions and help you get the most from your visit. 

Cobwebs & Cream Teas: Behind the Scenes Tours

We offer monthly Behind the Scenes Tours led by one of our expert guides. Visitors can explore the derelict servant attic rooms on The 14 Landing before heading down into the Cellars, Steward Room and Victorian Servants Hall. Next, it's the conservation store rooms where you can learn more about the collections and the work we do caring for this incredible building. Lastly, we finish the tour on the rooftop of Stephen's Tower, one of the oldest parts of the building, to marvel at the view.

The Tour includes a free-flow visit to the Hall and the chance to explore the stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland and historic stable block at Burton Constable Hall & Grounds. A delicious, freshly prepared afternoon tea will then be served in the Stables Tea Room, a perfect end to a fascinating day! 

For tour dates and times see our Events page

For further information on this history of these rooms visit Behind the Scenes

Guided Tours & Specialist Interest 

If you would like to arrange a guided tour for your group visit please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page

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
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 

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

Today the Burton Constable Whale is nicknamed 'Constable Moby'