Beatrix Potter Gallery

Location : Hawkshead
Grid Ref : SD 352982
Main St, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS. Tel: 015394 36355.
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Hawkshead – The Beatrix Potter Gallery

The Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead is one of the National Trust‘s more unusual properties in that it has an interesting link with Beatrix Potter herself.


The 17th Century building, which was once the office of her husband, local solicitor William Heelis, has remained largely unaltered since his day. The Gallery houses an annually changing exhibition of a selection of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and illustrations.


Beatrix Potter was however much more than a gifted artist and author. She was, without question, a determined preserver of her beloved Lake District and a great believer in the aims of the fledgling National Trust, bequeathing her numerous farms and land to the Trust in 1943.

An exhibition new for 2018 is titled “The Right Sort of Woman”, celebrating Potter’s position as a strong and influential woman in the Cumbrian community. There are original letters, artworks and possessions and includes the original Peter Rabbit letter.
Interactive touch-screens bring to life her childhood collections cabinet.

Opening hours 2018 – Gallery 10.30 to 16.00 every day up to the 28th October. The shop remains open in the winter months.
Admission 2018 – Adult £6.50 / Child £3.25 / Family £16.25 / Group Adult (min 8) £6.20

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