Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Beatrix Potter's original artwork on display in a 17th-century house

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Things to see and do 

Peter Rabbit letter copyright F.Warne & Co, 2018

New 2018 exhibition 'The Right Sort of Woman' 

This year's exhibition includes original artwork, letters and possessions which give us an insight into Beatrix's influential role in the local community.

Introduction to leaflet showing various places across the Lake District with a Beatrix Potter connection

Discover Beatrix Potter in the Lake District

Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps around the Lake District taking in places that inspired her and that still have a strong connection today.

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

What's on

Upcoming events

World Book Day at the Hawkshead Corner Shop

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Join us as we celebrate World Book Day at the Hawkshead Corner shop.

'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Featuring Beatrix Potter's original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children's author.

Conservation in action

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Every Friday there's the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Join in the Easter fun in the quirky Beatrix Potter Gallery as you follow the clues to hunt out your Cadbury chocolate prize.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead


Beatiful Beatrix Potter items available to buy at our shop

Indulge in a spot of retail therapy 

We offer a range of gifts and goodies in our shop and all profits feed future conservation in this part of the Lakes.

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead


Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Our work

Section of the new off-road footpath near Hawkshead, Cumbria

New footpath takes visitors off road 

The National Trust in the south Lakes is working on the final link in a chain of off-road footpaths.


An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Places to stay

Stay in Beatrix Potter's Lake District