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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  • 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 »
  • An interesting look into the life of Beatrix Potter. Well presented in period surroundings so watch your head. Well worth doing.  more »
  • 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 »
  • Disapointingly small exhibit, but nice town. I guess you need to take one of those organized coach trips that takes you to numerious BP related spots where you spend 10 minutes at each place before being shipped to the next. Pay National Trust for parking, then pay National Trust the entrance fee. Not a good deal for non-UK tourists. Shops in the vicinity specialize on BP paraphinalia for those with specific interests, and the inflated prices reflect that.
  • Very cute little house. Perfectly preserved. Exhibition interesting!
  • Lovely place, very informative and lots of lovely original drawings.
  • Small but well layed out.
  • Better than hill top, but a bit disappointing. Small exhibition and quite pricey for what you get.

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