The Beatrix Potter Gallery
The Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead
The Beatrix Potter Gallery is closed for 2023
We have received a request from the Gallery to update this page with the following:
After recently carrying out routine maintenance work on part of the roof of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead, we discovered some previously unknown issues concerning the roof slates and interior rendering.
After considering the options and recognising the significance and importance of the collection which is to go on display, we have decided to close the Beatrix Potter Gallery for the rest of the year.
We are working with specialist heritage contractors to better understand the extent and timescale for the work. Due to this, we don’t yet know when the Gallery will reopen. Regular updates will be given through the National Trust website and social media channels.
The care of the building and the significant Beatrix Potter collection remains our main priority. We are looking at whether a selection of Beatrix Potter’s original artwork and manuscripts, including a newly acquired letter written by Beatrix Potter herself could go on display at Hill Top later this year. More information to follow on this.
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.
Main St, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS. Tel: 015394 36355.
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Opening hours 2023 –
The Beatrix Potter Gallery is closed for 2023 as repairs are planned and carried out. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beatrix-potter-gallery-and-hawkshead.
Admission 2023 –
The Beatrix Potter Gallery is closed for 2023 as repairs are planned and carried out.
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Page updated April 2023
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