Belton House will open for the new season this weekend, after months of conservation work.
Throughout 2014, Belton will be celebrating ‘Belton by Design’ and an exhibition of contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company will be an added attraction for visitors.
Visitor services manager Mary Kindred said:“This exhibition is the culmination of a five-year partnership between The Goldsmiths’ Company and the National Trust, and we’re delighted to welcome silversmith Angela Cork as our artist in residence.”
During her residency, visitors will be able to meet Angela as she will be working most Saturdays in the house. She will be producing a silver beaker, the design of which has been inspired by carving on Belton’s main staircase. This unique piece of silver will be won by one very lucky visitor at the end of the house open season.
Mary added: “We no longer have a set route through the house. Instead, visitors can explore at their own pace. There’ll be a variety of guided tours available as well as opportunities to delve a little deeper into Belton history.”
Belton House is open Wednesday to Sunday from March 8 to November 2. For details go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house