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that Belton House has a porcelain figure with a removable hand, or that the clock in the Chapel Drawing Room shows an out of date zodiac dial?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

The Hard Hat Tour

Tue 23 May 2017
Explore Belton's Stables on this very special behind the scenes tour, before the building is rehabilitated later this year.

Which Way? Family Trail

Sat 27 May 2017
Explore Belton's Gardens & Parkland on this discovery trail.

Behind the door tour

Sat 27 May 2017
Go behind the scenes on this special tour to explore the lesser seen parts of the Mansion.

Half-term fun in the Discovery Centre

Sat 27 May 2017
Take part in the seasonal crafts and activities, borrow materials to explore the gardens and parkland, and discover more about Belton's stories.

Family House Tours

Thu 01 Jun 2017
Uncover some of the stories of Belton House on this special family tour.

Talking pictures

Fri 02 Jun 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.