Welcome to Belgrave Hall

Built from blue and red brick between 1709 and 1713, Belgrave Hall was commissioned for hosiery merchant Edmund Craddock and his wife Anne. Later it became the home of William Vann, High Sheriff of Leicestershire (c.1767) and John Ellis, businessman and Leicester MP, who was instrumental in introducing the railway to Leicester in 1833. 

On Heritage Open Days you can take the opportunity to wander through the beautiful Hall itself and soak up the traditional architecture.

The tranquil walled gardens, surrounding the Hall, include plants and trees introduced by the Hall’s many owners, including yew trees and wisteria planted by the Ellis family in the mid-1800s.

Check our events page for dates when you can tour the house and wonderful gardens. Don’t miss our special events programme including; children’s activity days, open air theatre and music performances, craft sessions for adults, our annual food and garden festival and thrilling ghost watching events.

The historic Hall and grounds would make the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, private party or corporate event; contact us to discuss hiring this stunning location.


Belgrave Hall
Church Road

Email: museums@leicester.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 8181

Opening times

April to September:
Open every Wednesday and the first full weekend (Saturday & Sunday) of each month: 11am - 4.30pm

October to March: Closed. Open for special events only.


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Visitor comments

‘The gardens are always lovely with lots of hidden corners, shapes and colour. A real oasis in the city and a great place to take a break. A fascinating and historic building and garden. Had a lovely chat about this unique place with the staff and we shared our enthusiasm for it.'

‘Beautiful building lots of character & olde world charm. Gorgeous gardens & 5 min walk from the very busy Loughborough Rd. Who would believe it. Like the events too, well worth a visit’

‘We are so happy that we got to use the space at Belgrave Hall for our engagement, and thanks to you we were able to bring our ideas and vision to life.'