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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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  • The present exhibition highlighted aspects of Potter's life with which we are less acquainted. I wish that more were known about the interesting building in which the museum is housed, beyond the fact...  more »
  • I can't say I was ever a fan of Beatrix Potter or that I ever read any of her books. However, the gallery is a must-see attraction if visiting Hawkeshead. I loved learning about the history and the la...  more »
  • Something for everyone here. My two year old loved the characters from the books. My two boys admired her artwork and enjoyed finding out more about Beatrix Potter. 
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  • 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