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that Belton House has a porcelain figure with a removable hand, or that the clock in the Chapel Drawing Room shows an out of date zodiac dial?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

Below Stairs Tours

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

The Hard Hat Tour

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Explore Belton's Stables on this very special behind the scenes tour, before the building is rehabilitated this winter.

Father Christmas in his winter grotto

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Visit Father Christmas in his winter grotto and receive a gift.

Supper with Father Christmas

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Enjoy a festive supper in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes supper and a present for every child.

Winter Carols

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Wrap up warm and join the Belton team in festive song this Christmas. FREE but tickets must be reserved in advance.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Wed 20 Dec 2017
Enjoy a festive breakfast in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes breakfast and a present for every child.