The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Enter The World of Beatrix Potter, Europe’s only attraction dedicated to this popular author of children’s literature. This award-winning experience was designed to be enjoyed by the entire family, bringing Potter’s classic tales vividly to life. Take a leisurely walk through the site’s indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, and you’re sure to run into Peter Rabbit, Potter’s most popular character, and all of his friends. Take a little time to enjoy a special film about the writer’s life, and stop by the site’s video wall for a brief look at all of her imaginative children’s books. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir of your visit at the gift shop, and grab a hot drink and a slice of cake in the tearoom. Make The World of Beatrix Potter a part of your Bowness-on-Windermere vacation plans using our Bowness-on-Windermere holiday planner.
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  • We love beatrix potter Had a great visit parking near by Kids and adults loved it Cafe was good too Just watch the steps leading into the exhibition not very older person friendly Not many people know...  read more »
  • Having seen the film Miss Potter was so interested in the conservation work carried out by Beatrix and the tour through the museum was really very interesting. 
  • I thought this was going to be tacky, but I was pleasantly surprised. Everything was tastefully done to a high standard. The garden was lovely (put the Hill Top one to shame). Nice staff. Would recomm...  read more »
  • The attraction was amazing, all the models and scenes must have taken some very talented people a long time to create and keep looking as well as they do. As the web site states it is hard to get to if you can not do steps, there is a second entrance but that is steep in places so if you are mobility in pared may be worth using a wheel chair and someone strong to push you. Once in side the attraction is accessible and the staff are more than happy to help if you need it. The last thing I will say is take your time, we had a really good look at the attraction and we were at the end in around an hour.
  • A wonderful experience starting off with a short film about the life of Beatrix Potter. It was very busy on the day we visited (Easter- Prime time). It was £7.20 for adults to enter (not too bad). There were souvenir guide books available at the price of £1.50 (commemorating 25years of the attraction and 150 years to Beatrix Potter). The attraction was fabulous, comprising of stuffed animals on display, recreating scenes from her famous tales. There was plenty of photo opportunities and much to enjoy. The gift shop was expensive but still amazing and very tempting. We had the opportunity of buying the commemorative 50p coin (a straight swap for 50p) upon purchase of any item in the gift shop. This was a bargain as they're being sold online for £10 per coin! A great experience for me and my partner. I can imagine it's even more enjoyable for families with children. Not to miss if you're in the Lakes.
  • For non-Britains such as ourselves, Peter Rabbit is very unknown by us. But nevertheless, we have been pulled in his world by Beatrix Potter's wonderful imagination. We did feel like kids again! Our 1,5 year old daughter enjoyed herself very much!
  • Not for small children. This is a beautiful museum for school aged girls, but a real disappointment for smaller children as the only 'adventures' are puzzles and computer screens. I was imagining something much more interactive and suitable for smaller children as well.
  • Amazing. Took my wife and daughter as a surprise. You literally walk through beatrix potter's world, so much effort and detail has been put into replicating scenes.
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