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Enjoy a fabulous visit to East Yorkshire's best historic day out!

Burton Constable Hall, one of Yorkshire’s most spectacular historic country houses, is just 8 miles from Hull and 10 miles from Beverley. This hidden gem is one of the region's best kept secrets: a real treat for Educational visitors! With over 30 rooms crammed with fine arts, furniture, the Hall holds many surprises from over 500 years of family history and is a great place for schools to explore a wide range of historical topics. The site's 300 acres of historic grounds to explore mean Burton Constable can also be an invaluable resource to teach children about the wider landscape, and about the delicate ecosystems that exist all around them.


Tudor Experience

Step back in time to the age of the Tudors and discover what daily life was like through the eyes of Burton Constable Hall’s former resident, Lady Margaret Constable.

Key Stages


Cross-curricular links

History, Spoken Language, Reading, Physical Education (Dance)

Session Length

2hrs Tour Experience. For a full day experience you can also add a 90 minute Parkland Tour to your booking, see below.

What to expect from your Experience Day

Step back in time to the age of the Tudors and discover what daily life was like through the eyes of Burton Constable Hall’s former resident, Lady Margaret Constable. Don Tudor ruffs, handle objects and help prepare the Great Hall for a Tudor feast. See parts of this incredible house to learn more about her life - including why her religious views got her into trouble!

Your led session includes:

  • Introduction to the site and setting the scene about the session – including meeting, Lady Margaret Constable (character-led)
  • An overview to the Tudor period and the kings and queens of the time
  • Object handling linked to aspects of Tudor life – education, toys and games and feasting
  • Visiting key locations of the Hall linked to Lady Margaret’s life – the Chapel and Long Gallery
  • Dressing up in Tudor-style costumes
  • Investigating Tudor diet and preparing a table for a feast
  • Having a go at traditional Tudor dancing
  • Plenary and evaluation
Group size

We can accommodate up to two groups from your school per available date – with a maximum of 35 pupils per group.

We request that each group of 35 has no fewer than 4 teachers / parent helpers (5 is preferable).


Led sessions are delivered from 10am - 12pm for the first group and 12.30pm - 2.30pm for the second group.

Make a full day of your visit

When completing your booking you will be asked about whether you wish to book a space for lunch and a free Parkland Tour.

Our Parkland Tour is led by our groundsman around our beautiful parkland. The 90 minute session focusses on the conservation and farming we undertake and provides a chance for your pupils to investigate the wildlife and habitats around the estate. Depending on the time of year that you visit, your pupils may see farm animals; investigate owl droppings or see what insects are living in our fields, trees and woodlands. It’s essential that your pupils are dressed for the weather (waterproofs for bad weather or hats and sun cream for sunnier days) and sturdy footwear is essential.

If you are bringing two groups we strongly recommend that you add the Parkland Tour to your booking unless you are bringing groups to Burton Constable Hall separately for the start of their led session.

Booking & Enquiries

To make a booking or enquiry please email or call 01964 562400

Pre-visit info

A member of the Burton Constable Team will be in touch with all pre-visit information to help you plan your visit.

Cancellation policy

We ask that any cancellations are completed within 7 working days of the visit to free up the slot for another school.

Please note: if you cancel your visit with less than 24 hours’ notice of the booked slot, we may charge you for any administration costs incurred.