Join us in this exciting anniversary year

Photo of the original Benjamin Bunny on step

2016 is an extra special year at the Gallery as we celebrate Beatrix Potter's 150th Birthday.

A new exhibition for 2016

In 2016 we are celebrating Beatrix Potter’s 150th Anniversary. That means a whole new exhibition has been put together for the Gallery, with new pieces on display from our collection of original Beatrix Potter artwork. 

Old favourites and un-seen gems 

The 2016 exhibition 'Realism and Romance' explores Beatrix's love of nature and her lifelong inspiration from the natural world. Highlights of the exhibition include original illustrations from classics such as 'The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck', some of Beatrix’s sketchbooks and excerpts from her coded journal.  

Get the dates in your diary

We have a calendar packed full of activities taking place at the Gallery and around Hawkshead this year. Visit our ‘What’s On’ section below to see those.

Plus there are events taking place right across the Lake District, to help celebrate this special year.

So whether you’re the very first visitor through the door in February or the last, you’re going to be part of something very special.

Keep in touch

We’ll keep you up to date here as more of our plans for 2016 are revealed. Why not like and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for event details and ways you can get involved throughout next year.  

Two Bad Mice book at Hill Top, near Sawrey, Cumbria

What's on 

Join us for events in the unique Gallery setting, surrounded by Beatrix Potter's original artwork.