Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Important notice -

Beatrix Potter Gallery is now closed for winter and will reopen on 27 March 2021.

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

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Things to see and do

Friendship by Post at the Beatrix Potter Gallery in 2021

Our 2021 exhibition Friendship by Post has now closed for the season. Keep an eye out for updates on our exciting new exhibition opening in spring 2022.

Handwritten Squirrel Nutkin manuscript

Original Squirrel Nutkin manuscript goes on display

The handwritten manuscript of The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin is on display for the first time. Follow the journey of the tale from letter to finished book. The manuscript is featured in 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, a book celebrating a list of objects chosen by curators as some of the most outstanding and internationally important pieces in the National Trust’s care. On display everyday until 31 October, except Friday and Saturday.

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


Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

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