Illuminating Stories

Delander clock Belton House

Did you know that Belton House has a porcelain figure with a removable hand, or that the clock in the Chapel Drawing Room shows an out of date zodiac dial?

This year Belton House invites you to discover some hidden stories behind its shining treasures.

From its construction, the contents of this seventeenth-century country house secured its reputation as one of the most important treasure houses in England. The Brownlow family grew the collection for appreciation of the artistry and craftsmanship each piece represented.

Through Illuminating Stories, Belton House shines a spotlight on the hidden narrative behind six special artefacts. Pick up a limited edition booklet to accompany the pieces from the Marble Hall.

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en Happenings

Sun 22 Oct 2017
09:30-16:00
Join in the family fun this half-term

Spooky stories

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-11:30
Join in the ghostly fun at Belton this Hallowe'en half-term with spooky storytelling.

Take over at Belton House

Wed 25 Oct 2017
09:30-17:30
A group of youth volunteers that make up the takeover team have planned some adventure packed activities for you and your families.

Family house tour

Thu 26 Oct 2017
11:00-12:00
Uncover stories of Belton House on a special family house tour.

Talking pictures

Fri 27 Oct 2017
10:30-10:45
Discover the stories behind some of Belton's favourite pictures in this interactive, 20 minute workshop. Suitable for visitors aged 6 years and older.

Friday #50things challenge

Fri 27 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Join us as we challenge you to complete one of the #50things activities.