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.

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Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

What's on

Upcoming events

'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

Wed 23 May 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 25 May 2018
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.


Tue 29 May 2018
Drop in between 1pm and 3pm to hear the classic Beatrix Potter tales read aloud by one of the friendly volunteers.
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


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