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Easter Sat - 26th Oct; Sat - Thurs; Grounds 11pm - 5.00pm, Hall 1pm-5pm
Christmas Opening: Sat 22nd Nov - Sun 7th Dec; 12pm - 4pm
Please book in advance £6.95 per person.
Hall open 1pm - 5pm (12pm to 4pm Christmas) Last admissions 1 hour before closing
All the year during normal opening dates.
Adult £7.95; Child £4.00; Over 60s £7.50 family £20.00
Grounds & Stables only. Adult £4.00;OAP £3.85; Child £2.50, Family £12.25,
Season Ticket (grounds only) £24.00
Group visits £6.95 pp
Easter Egg Hunt Sunday 20th April
Friday 16th May - Museums at Night
Sunday 22nd June - Open Air Theatre - The History of Britain
Friday 5th September - Last Night at the Proms
Sunday 7th September - Classic Car Show
Friday 31st October - Halloween Ghost Tours
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Around the house there are gardens with statues, an Orangery, stable block and wildfowl lakes set in 300 acres of parkland landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century.
The historic parkland surrounding the hall is to be restored to its former glory by virtue of funding provided by the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
Story of the Burton Constable Sperm Whale.
...at a place in Yorkshire, England, Burton Constable by name, a certain Sir Clifford Constable has in his possession the skeleton of a Sperm Whale...Sir Clifford's whale has been articulated throughout; so that like a great chest of draws, you can open and shut him, in all his long cavities - spread out his ribs like a gigantic fan - swing all day upon his lower jaw. Locks are to be put upon some of his trap doors and shutters; and a footman will show round future visitors with a bunch of keys at his side. Sir Clifford thinks of charging twopence for a peep at the whispering gallery in the spinal column; threepence to hear the echo in the hollow of his cerebellum; and sixpence for the unrivalled view from his forehead.
It came to the attention of Herman Melville, who published his masterpiece Moby Dick in 1851.