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.

By popular demand, the ‘On Holiday with Beatrix Potter’ exhibition has been extended for another year, with new exhibits for 2015 featuring Classic illustrations alongside rarely seen gems. Here you can discover how her unique travels inspired her wonderful stories.
Interactive touch-screens bring to life her childhood collections cabinet.
Beatrix Potter fans of any age will find the gallery of interest.
After Sunday 2 November 2014 the gallery will be closed.
The Gallery re-opens again Saturday 14 February 2015.

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