House and Collections

Belton House is packed full of treasures and bursting with history. Join a basement tour to discover what life was like below stairs or explore the upper floors of the mansion with a timed entry key. Please note the mansion closes on Sunday 27 October for winter conservation.

Timed entry key to access Belton House

Your key to unlock Belton’s treasures

Belton House is packed full of treasures and bursting with history. To ensure you get the best experience, and to help protect the historic collection, entry to the house is by timed entry key.

Belton House shawl garden watercolour by Sophia Cust, Lady Tower

Creative Women

This year we’re sharing the stories of four women whose creative legacies live on in the spirit of Belton. Explore the lives of Sophia, Marian, Florence and Nina on self-led trails and see their work presented throughout the house and gardens.

Bells in the servant's areas below stairs at Belton House

Below stairs tours at Belton House

Find out about the lives of Belton's servants on a below stairs tour.

Spine of John Ogilby's Atlas of America

The Ogilby collection at Belton

Ogilby was one of the most significant English cartographers, and his road atlas of Great Britain (1675) was pivotal in standardising the English mile, setting the standard for later atlases.

Belton House covered in snow on a clear winter's day

Getting ready for Christmas

This Christmas, visit Belton to celebrate best-loved traditions and create some new ones of your own.

Belton House Library watercolour by Sophia Cust, Lady Tower

Belton's collections

The highlights of Belton’s collections lie in four areas; late 17th century English portraiture, silver, oriental ceramics, and books.

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Chinese Wallpaper at Belton House

Chinese Wallpaper was assimilated into a succession of western styles of decoration, from baroque and rococo to neoclassical and Victorian.

A mid seventeenth century Italian,  Roman, lapis lazuli cabinet in the Dressing Room at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Lapis Lazuli Cabinet

Now restored and re-gilded, Viscount Tyrconnel’s stunning lapis lazuli cabinet, brought back from his Grand Tour over 300 years ago, can be seen jewel-like in Belton's blue bedroom dressing room.

A row of five items of Sèvres black porcelain with a ewer in the centre

Exquisite Deception: Sèvres porcelain at Belton House

Belton is home to some unique 18th century trompe l'oeil porcelain.