Hawkshead – Beatrix Potter Gallery

The Beatrix Potter Gallery

: Hawkshead

Page updated March 2022

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 Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead
image of the exterior of the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead in the Lake District

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.

image of storytelling at the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Hawkshead in the Lake District

Main St, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS. Tel: 015394 36355.
Email : [email protected]

Opening hours 2022 – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beatrix-potter-gallery-and-hawkshead.

Admission 2022 – Adult £9.40, Child £4.70, Family £23.40

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