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Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead

(4.2/5 based on 380+ 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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  • This place was very interesting. The exhibition that was showing in October was to celebrate the 150th anniversary of her birth. It contained extracts from the original drafts of the books, some of he...  more »
  • Small but interesting venue. Nice exhibits of illustrations in Beatrix Potters books alongside how they appeared then and at present.  more »
  • We visited Hilltop first and I'm glad we did it that way. The gallery is in her husbands old solicitors office in the village and although does not have as much on display as I expected but it's not a...  more »
  • Really small but some really special art of hers
  • Far better than the home. I found this interesting. The stories are more sinister than I remember.
  • 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