Discover the heyday of Burton Constable’s glittering social scene as the Elizabethan hall looks at the last great gasp of extravagance under Sir Thomas Aston Clifford Constable, his first wife the lovely Lady Marianne and her scandalous successor the headstrong Rosina.
This ground-breaking exhibition will tell the tales of a time of plenty, when patronage and parties made this hidden gem an instrumental force in Hull’s social and entertainment scenes.
With grand house parties for musical soirees and days at the races, family theatricals and grand tours abroad, this display will give a tantalising glimpse of how the Victorian aristocracy filled their days of idleness, forging local and international friendships, changing not only the social scenes but the economies of the areas they called home.
Despite being hidden deep in the Holderness countryside, the Hall and its owners have on the town of Hull, a thriving place of industry and artistry in the Victorian boom times.
Join us as we reveal how the Constable family kept abreast of change as Victorian advances revolutionised technology and transport, bringing modern technology to Burton Constable and travelling across Britain and Europe to bring home tastes of the exotic to this fantastic hall.
Free with Hall admission.
Burton Constable is a hall, stables and parkland situated just 10 miles east of Hull City Centre in Skirlaugh. Explore the grand rooms of the Hall, filled with fine art and furniture, and uncover the Constable family characters from the past 500 years. With a tea room and gift shop, tours and a whole host of other events on offer, there’s plenty to do and see.