Facilities & access


  • Enjoy the meals and refreshments available in Hawkshead village
  • Parking, 300 yards (pay and display - not National Trust)

Family & children

  • Children's quiz with varying difficulty levels and a prize!
  • Interactive touchscreens for all the family to use and enjoy
  • Children's book and activity corner
  • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan


  • Accessible car park in Hawkshead village (not National Trust). Approx 300 yards from Gallery
  • Braille Guide
  • Large print guide
  • Exhibition housed in old property entered from street, step to narrow entrance. Level access to three rooms on ground floor. Illustrations are upstairs, objects relating to Beatrix Potter downstairs. Many stairs with handrail to other floors
  • Assistance dogs only