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

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

Telling Tales

Thu 24 Oct 2019
The Beatrix Potter Gallery's exhibition for 2019, which looks at the everlasting popularity of Beatrix's 'little white books'.

Conservation in action

Fri 25 Oct 2019
Every Friday, drop in between 1pm and 3pm and meet the conservation team. Plus you can see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display.
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

A collection of birds eggs from Beatrix and Bertram’s collectors cabinet

Re-housing the Beatrix Potter collection 

The conservation team at the Beatrix Potter Gallery are getting hands on, with a new project preparing items in the collection for the future.


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

The lakeshore at Low Wray Campsite

Windermere west shore

Stay a while longer on the shores of Windermere, just a hop away from Wray Castle and Hill Top.

Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

Langdale and Coniston