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that Belton House has a porcelain figure with a removable hand, or that the clock in the Chapel Drawing Room shows an out of date zodiac dial?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

What's in the pond?

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Discover what's in a pond is #35 on our 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 list.

Family House Tours

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Uncover some of the stories of Belton House on this special family tour.

Talking pictures

Fri 25 Aug 2017
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 25 Aug 2017
Join us as we challenge you to complete one of the #50things activities.

Pride and Prejudice Open-air Theatre

Sat 26 Aug 2017
Take a step back in time to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye?

Have a go Archery

Sun 03 Sep 2017
Have a go Archery with the Lionheart Bowmen.