House and Collections

The mansion is currently closed for winter conservation, but will reopen on Saturday 29 February 2020.

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 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.

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.

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.