Talks at the Old School

The Italian Garden in recent times at Belton House

A rolling series of talks from team members at Belton House aim to give an insight into the length and breadth of the work of the National Trust and its role as a conservation charity.

Through a series of free talks we hope to shed more light on why the Trust does what it does and what it takes to look after outdoor places, built properties and collections of every description forever, for everyone.

The talks are hosted at Belton's Old School village hall, situated opposite the main entrance to Belton House.

Talks are free, although a suggested donation of £2 is welcome on the day towards Village Hall costs.

Booking is essential. To secure a space please email: or for more details please call: 01476 566116 (ext: 114).


The Hidden Delights of Belton's Park and Gardens
Wednesday 8 February 2017, 11am - 12.30pm, followed by tea and coffee.

Discover more about the gardens and parkland at Belton with this illustrated talk bringing to life some of the hidden delights of the Estate.

Presented by Claire Barrett, Outdoors Manager at National Trust Belton House.

Scenic landscapes with views of the Belton estate
Belton House from the parkland in Autumn
Scenic landscapes with views of the Belton estate

Titanic: Distinguishing Fact from Myth
Wednesday 8 February 2017, 1pm - 2.30pm

On the night of 14 April 1912, RMS Titanic was lost to the icy north Atlantic water along with over 1500 souls.

This special interest talk will look into how she was built, why this mammoth ship sank so quickly and dispel some of the more widely held myths surrounding the disaster.

Presented by David Fitzer, Conservation Manager, Belton House, National Trust.

Belton Old School is the perfect place for your event
Belton Old School Sign
Belton Old School is the perfect place for your event

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