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

Beatrix Potter illustration and modern day photo showing a scene in Hawkshead village

New Beatrix Potter exhibition for 2017 

The original artwork included in this year’s exhibition features scenes which have changed little since Beatrix Potter arrived here on her first Lake District holiday in 1882.

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

What's on

Upcoming events


Sat 24 Jun 2017
Gather round to hear your favourite Beatrix Potter tales, told by one of our friendly volunteers.

Conservation in action

Fri 07 Jul 2017
Chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter not usually out on display.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead


National Trust corner shop in Hawkshead village

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

Pencil study of Beatrix Potter's pet rabbit

Beatrix Potter works to Japan 

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, we are participating in an unprecedented loan of material relating to Peter Rabbit to a major exhibition in Japan. Much of this material has never left the United Kingdom, including the 44 original black ink drawings that Beatrix Potter created for the first privately printed edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The collection of drawings, letters, toys and other Peter Rabbit memorabilia will travel to seven different venues in Japan before returning in the autumn of 2017.