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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

, Sat 4 May - Sun 3 Nov 2019, £11-£11.50

HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOC FRIENDS

Servants at Play

Servants at Play

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Have you ever wondered what life was like ‘below stairs’ at a Yorkshire country house? A fascinating new exhibition exploring the daily lives of servants at the grand Burton Constable Hall opens on 4th May 2019!

Containing glimpses of the hidden world of the servant’s hall, with its own strict hierarchy and limited comforts, this exhibition reveals the day-to-day details of life for servants at the hall from the 18th and 19th Centuries. Discover what life would have been like for Antoine Reny, Lady Clifford Constable’s fashionable French Lady’s Maid from Paris, and for Susan Hoe, the first housemaid in 1866. The display reveals the difficulties of life ‘below stairs’, but also the status that some servants held in the household and how close some came to being counted as family.

Find out more about the huge numbers of staff required to run a hall the size of Burton Constable, and the varied jobs they performed. How would you have fared as a 19th Century housemaid? Giving a fresh insight into life behind the scenes at Burton Constable and with activities for the whole family, this exhibition is one not to miss.

The exhibition opens on 4th May and is included in standard admission prices. Further information can be found at www.burtonconstable.com

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are in the Stables Courtyard. We have designated parking in the car park and also at the front of the house (not always available on event days). The Hall is disabled friendly with an ambulant stair lift to first floor and wheelchair loan (maximum 2 people at any one time),however in the event of an emergency disabled visitors must be able to get down the stairs on their own or with the help of their friends, family or carer. Surfaces both inside and outside may be uneven, the paths/walkways are mainly gravel. Wheelchair loan is also available for the grounds. Visitor's own manual wheelchair can be used on the ground floor

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 May - Sun 3 Nov 2019 12:00 to 17:00
The Hall is open Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays except for Bank Holiday. Please visit www.burtonconstable.com for detailed opening times.

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    Address

    Burton Constable,
    Sproatley,
    Skirlaugh,
    Hull,
    HU11 4LN

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Burton Constable Hall and Grounds on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 190365  Lat: 53.81202 Long: -0.19322

    By Road:
    From Beverley and Bridlington follow A165 towards Hull. Follow the brown historic house signs. From Hull follow A165 Bridlington road then B1238 to Sproatley.

    By Public Transport:
    From Hull follow the A165 towards Bridlington. At the 2nd roundabout take the B1238 towards Sproatley and follow the historic house signs.

    Parking: free

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are in the Stables Courtyard. We have designated parking in the car park and also at the front of the house (not always available on event days). The Hall is disabled friendly with an ambulant stair lift to first floor and wheelchair loan (maximum 2 people at any one time),however in the event of an emergency disabled visitors must be able to get down the stairs on their own or with the help of their friends, family or carer. Surfaces both inside and outside may be uneven, the paths/walkways are mainly gravel. Wheelchair loan is also available for the grounds. Visitor's own manual wheelchair can be used on the ground floor