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Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
The Beatrix Potter Gallery is a gallery run by the National Trust and situated in a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England. It is dedicated to presenting original book illustrations by Beatrix Potter.On display are original sketches and watercolours painted by Potter for her children's stories as well as artifacts and information relating to her life and work. The display changes annually. The 17th-century building is listed grade II. It was at one time the law office of Potter's husband, William Heelis. Its interior remains substantially unaltered.
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  • The Gallery is in the charming village of Hawkshead. It is small and compact. When we were there, the gallery's exhibition featured Potter's work as and artist and drawer. It was a joy to wander round...  read more »
  • Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Fair parking availability in Hawkshead - 15 min free and £3 for 2 hours (2016) 
  • This small building houses a fantastic collection of original paintings and drawings by Beatrix Potter and used as illustrations in her books. The light level is kept low to preserve the display so ta...  read more »
  • Lovely shop, well worth the visit.
  • I found this place appealing as if had a few nice pieces of art.
  • Disappointing, I was expecting much more, being NT members cost didn't come into it, if I'd had to pay admission I would have more disappointed
  • Great house, very informative
  • Interesting, but overpriced
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