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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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  • Nice to see original drawings and good interactive exhibits . Child friendly small seats and Beatrix Potter books to look at.  more »
  • Loved seeing the original illustration alongside an old photo and then a recent photo. Kids l9ved the reading corner.  more »
  • I am a National Trust member and certainly got my money's worth today visiting the BP Gallery and Hill Top. It was fabulous to get up close to a lot of original sketches and annotations of some of Bea...  more »
  • 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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