Part of the summer series of Belvoir Revisited events celebrating key moments in history both real and imagined, the Steampunk Weekend offers an escape to an alternate futuristic reality.
Visitors will discover the history of how Steampunk started, climb the famous Belvoir Hill with the mountaineering duo, and explore the Castle and grounds spotting the captivating acts along the way.
Top hats, copper goggles and ruffles galore will feature in the fantastical outfits along with displays of props and vehicles. Everyone is welcome to dress up and get into the spirit of the weekend.
The Ministry of Steampunk has been at the forefront of the scene for more than a decade and organise the world's largest steampunk festival.
They say: “Steampunk is all about weaving stories, ideas, concepts and creativity in order to develop a universe that never existed but it would be fun to live in.”
Stay a little longer and enjoy the delights of the Engine Yard shopping village, a converted 19th century industrial yard now filled with independent retailers and places to refuel. The whimsical Balloon Bar with its interiors filled with hot air balloons and copper clogs makes for a perfect setting to end a fantastical day out.
After a day of Steampunk excitement in the Castle and Grounds, why not join the Ministry of Steampunk to party away the night in the servants’ quarters at the Steampunk Butler’s Ball on Saturday 25 June? After a welcome drink in the Guard Room, there will be music and dancing in the old castle kitchens. You will be able to visit the Porter’s Lodge and the Servant’s Hall, where the pay bar is situated, and enjoy the outdoor space around the castle as well as a marquee space in the courtyard.
Running through to September 2022, the Belvoir Revisited events to transport visitors on a journey through history.
English Civil War Weekend – 23rd & 24th July
Bringing history to life with gripping battles, drill display and thrilling re-enactments to place you in the midst of the English Civil War era.
Napoleonic Re-enactment Weekend – 6th & 7th August
Journey back to the period in which the fourth Belvoir Castle was built, complete with regency dances and battle sequences as Belvoir prepares for war!
Medieval Re-enactment Weekend – 3rd & 4th September
Encounter the Norman conquest up close with craft displays, fashion workshops, archery shows and battle re-enactments for all the family to enjoy.
There’s never been a better time to become a Friend of Belvoir Castle as all annual pass holders can enjoy free entry to all six Belvoir Revisited events, as well as unlimited access to the house, parkland and gardens whenever the Regency home is open to the public.
Annual passes are priced £60 per adult and £20 per 4-16 child with friends and family options available too. As well as free access to all ‘Belvoir Revisited’ Events 2022, pass holders are able to access a special £10 ticket price to bring a friend for the day, enjoy a Loyalty Scheme for the Fuel Tank, Duchess Gallery & Balloon Bar at the Engine Yard and a preferential rate for Belvoir Estate ‘Stay with Us’ rental properties.
To book event tickets, visit www.belvoircastle.com