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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

, Tue 9 Jul - Sun 15 Sep 2019, £6-£11.50

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Pulling the British threads in Moby-Dick

Pulling the British threads in Moby-Dick

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Pulling the British threads in Moby-Dick; prints, handmade books and textile work by Caroline Hack inspired by the British sources Melville used in Moby-Dick.

This year is the 200th birthday of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick. To celebrate, Norfolk based artist Caroline Hack is exploring the British books that the author used extensively as inspiration for his epic whaling adventure.

It was in Thomas Beale's book The Natural History of the Sperm Whale that Melville learned about the Sperm Whale Skeleton at Burton Constable Hall. Whitby Whaler and scientist William Scoresby junior is mentioned several times in Moby-Dick (though not always kindly) for his Arctic whaling and scientific studies.
Caroline Hack has been making art about Moby-Dick and British Arctic whaling for over a decade. She exhibits widely and has work in a number of institutions in the UK and US.

For more information about the artist visit www.carolinehack.com
Location: The Carriage House, Burton Constable Stables
This exhibition is included with the normal admission charges.

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
Tue 9 Jul - Sun 15 Sep 2019

Prices

Included with the normal admission charges

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 6 Apr - Sun 3 Nov Difficult Women of Burton Constable
Sat 13 - Sun 28 Jul Festival of Archaeology
Sat 4 May - Sun 3 Nov Life Below Stairs
Tue 9 Jul - Sun 15 Sep Pulling the British Threads in Moby-Dick
Sun 21 Jul Craft & Gift Fair
Fri 9 Aug Cobwebs & Cream Teas

Reviews

    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