Burton Constable Hall Houses
Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire
Constable Hall, East Yorkshire's premier stately home. One of the most fascinating country houses to survive with its historic collections.
Burton Constable is a large Elizabethan mansion set in a 300 acre park with nearly 30 rooms open to the public. The interiors of faded splendour are filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture, a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century 'cabinet of curiosities' which contains fossils, natural history specimens and the most important collection of scientific instruments to be found in any country house. Occupied by the Constable family for over 400 years, the house still maintains the atmosphere of a home.
The superb 18th and 19th century interiors include a Gallery, Dining and Drawing Rooms, Bedrooms, Chapel and Chinese Room. A total of 30 rooms are open to view and these include some fascinating 'below stairs' areas such as an intriguing Lamp Room.
Outside the house there are gardens with statues, a delightful orangery ornamented with coade stone, a stable block and wild fowl lakes set in 300 acres of parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 1770's.
The Burton Constable Foundation, a charitable trust set up in 1992 with an endowment from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, runs Burton Constable Hall as a Country House Museum.
Opening Times 2004
Saturday 3rd April until the end of October (closed Fridays)
Grounds, Tea Room, Shop & Ticket Office open from 12.30pm to 5.00pm
Hall open from 1.00pm until 5.00pm (last admission is 4.00pm)
Admission Prices 2004
Adult £5.00, Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00 (5yrs- 15yrs)
Family Ticket £11.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Grounds only Adult £1.00, child £0.50
Group visits are available all year round but must be booked in advance. Group Rate (20 or more visitors) £4.00 per head regardless of status (no concessions)
Connoisseur Study Days - please telephone for details
Education - Projects in history, english, art, drama, music, geography, science and technology can all be enriched by a visit to Burton Constable for all ages.
Tea Room - Picnic Area - Lakeside and Parkland walks
AddressBurton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, Hull, Yorkshire, HU11 4LN
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