Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

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

More about this place

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Things to see and do 

Beatrix Potter illustration and modern day photo showing a scene in Hawkshead village

Last chance to see the 2017 exhibition 

The original artwork included in this year’s exhibition features scenes which have changed little since Beatrix Potter arrived here on her first Lake District holiday in 1882.

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


Tue 24 Oct 2017
Gather round to hear your favourite Beatrix Potter tales, told by one of our friendly volunteers.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead


National Trust corner shop in Hawkshead village

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

Section of the new off-road footpath near Hawkshead, Cumbria

New footpath takes visitors off road 

The National Trust in the south Lakes is working on the final link in a chain of off-road footpaths.

Pencil study of Beatrix Potter's pet rabbit

Beatrix Potter works to Japan 

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, we are participating in an unprecedented loan of material relating to Peter Rabbit to a major exhibition in Japan. Much of this material has never left the United Kingdom, including the 44 original black ink drawings that Beatrix Potter created for the first privately printed edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The collection of drawings, letters, toys and other Peter Rabbit memorabilia will travel to seven different venues in Japan before returning in the autumn of 2017.


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.