Allan Bank and Grasmere

The view of Grasmere lake from Allan Bank
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Things to see and do

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

What's new 

Throughout 2016 we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth by exploring the inspiration she took from her enduring friendship with Canon Rawnsley.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

What's on

Upcoming events

Grasmere Gallop 2016

Sat 04 Jun 2016
09:00-16:00
Run for the Reds - you would be nuts not to! Come and take part in the Grasmere Gallop 2016. Get fit, have fun and raise money to help look after our native red squirrels.

Craftsperson in residence

Sat 11 Jun 2016
10:00-16:00
Creative crafternoons are what Saturdays are for at Allan Bank. This spring we have invited local crafts people to come along, get crafty and provide demonstrations and workshops in a variety of traditional crafts.

Stained Glass Workshop

Sat 18 Jun 2016
10:00-16:00
With a focus on colour, light, landscapes and glass this workshop aims to demonstrate some of the different techniques used when working with stained glass and lead.

Harps Northwest

Wed 29 Jun 2016
13:00-15:00
Enjoy an afternoon of live harp music from Harps North West.

Duets for piano and clarinet

Tue 12 Jul 2016
14:00-16:00
Take it easy while listening to light classical duets for piano and clarinet from Peter Bayliss and Antony Elliott.

Story letters - the origins of the Tale of Peter Rabbit

Sat 23 Jul 2016
10:00-17:00
Did you know that the tale of Peter Rabbit started out an illustrated letter? Take a seat in the study and have a go at writing and colouring in your own story letter to someone special at home.
Allan Bank and Grasmere

Eating and shopping

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Our work

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

SOS: Save our Squirrels 

A recent breakout of the deadly Squirrel Pox Virus in Grasmere could place our native red squirrel population under dire threat. We’ve had at least ten confirmed cases of the virus in the Grasmere area.

Allan Bank and Grasmere

Get involved

Staff and volunteers at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Volunteer at Allan Bank  

Working in amazing places, meeting new people and knowing that you’re helping a great cause are all good reasons to volunteer with us. We have plenty volunteering opportunities in Grasmere, whatever your interests and time availability.