Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Important notice -

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is open Sunday-Thursday, with tickets now on sale. You can book your tickets to guarantee entry.

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

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

What's on

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Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Things to see and do

Three rabbits illustrated by Beatrix Potter from Cecily Parsleys Nursery Rhymes 1922

Exhibition of original artwork at the Beatrix Potter Gallery opens for 2021 

Get up close to original illustrations from your favourite tales and rarely seen objects, in this year's exhibition, which explores why correspondence was so important to Beatrix Potter.

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

Our work

Looking after Beatrix Potter's legacy