Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead

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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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  • August 19, 2017
    If you are interested in Beatrix Potter's artwork then this is a must stop on a tour of the Lake District. Many original pieces and lots of pages in her own handwriting. Also, many other works by her ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    An interesting look into the life of Beatrix Potter. Well presented in period surroundings so watch your head. Well worth doing.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We popped in whilst in Hawkshead, having just visited Hill Top. Found it disappointing. Quite nice to see some original drawings and old photographs but we were glad that we hadn't paid as we're NT me...  more »
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  • Evocative of time and place as well as an interesting insight into someones outlook on life
  • For hardened fans I feel only. The original office of William Heelis her husband and lawyer. Combine it with Hill top and Hawkshead Village and well worth it though. Hawkshead is a lovely village.
  • Charming little gallery showcasing the works of Beatrix Potter
  • Nice staff but not a huge amount to look at, bit disappointing
  • Far better than the home. I found this interesting. The stories are more sinister than I remember.

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