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

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

'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

Wed 18 Jul 2018
10:30-16:00
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 20 Jul 2018
13:00-15:00
Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, you can learn more about conservation and see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display.

Storytelling

Tue 31 Jul 2018
13:00-15:00
Drop in between 1pm and 3pm to hear the classic Beatrix Potter tales read aloud by one of the friendly volunteers.

Exclusive guided tour for Heritage Open Day

Fri 14 Sep 2018
16:00-17:00
If you've ever been charmed by Beatrix Potter’s characters, this free, out-of-hours tour is an opportunity to learn more about her life beyond the books.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Shopping

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

History

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Our work

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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