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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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  • You have to book a ticket at the shop nearby and wait for a timed entry we waited over an hour and a half, tea shops nearby. But once in they warn re photographs / copyright etc. It is a small place a...  more »
  • So much art and it all rotates each year. Little areas with books for children to read too which is nice. I mostly loved the village it's in and think that exploring the little shops around the museum...  more »
  • Her pictures wer just wonderful and the Gallery which was her solicitor husband's office was just quirky. A great place to visit. 
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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