Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

An exhibition, in our Banqueting House, of facsimile sketches by Beatrix Potter. These sketches drawn whilst visiting her cousins, the Hyde Parkers, are inspired by Melford Hall and the surrounding area.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Beatrix Potter would regularly take extended holidays at Melford Hall between 1899 and 1916 and her name and doodles can be found in a number of visitor books in the house. Beatrix would always carry a camera or sketchbook with her, and would sketch, paint or photograph. This exhibition will show some of these sketches and paintings, some of which are rarely on show. This is a unique opportunity to gain further insights into Beatrix's work and personality.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Melford Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 16
N/A £8.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The exhibition is in the Banqueting House
Accessibility
The Banqueting House is accessed via uneven steps. We will have an album of the exhibition available for those unable to climb the steps.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
18 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
19 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
20 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
23 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
24 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
25 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
26 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
27 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
31 October 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
1 November 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
2 November 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
3 November 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Thu 17 Oct 2019
12:00-17:00
An exhibition, in our Banqueting House, of facsimile sketches by Beatrix Potter. These sketches drawn whilst visiting her cousins, the Hyde Parkers, are inspired by Melford Hall and the surrounding area.

Beatrix Potter and her art - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 18 Oct 2019
15:00-15:30
Join our Volunteer guide to learn more about the House that Beatrix Potter was inspired by during her many stays at Melford Hall. Explore some of the illustrations installed in the West Bedroom, her room during her visits, and how she left her...

Autumn: a celebration

Wed 23 Oct 2019
12:00-16:00
A celebration of all those things we love about autumn. Come to Melford Hall to enjoy pumpkin carving, a garden trail and autumn crafts to take home.

Books - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 25 Oct 2019
15:00-15:30
Our Friday afternoon talks provide unique insights into the many facets of our collection at Melford Hall.

Tales from the High Seas

Sat 26 Oct 2019
14:00-14:15
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits

Art revealed by torchlight.... Hidden depths of Melford Hall's paintings.

Sat 26 Oct 2019
15:00-15:30
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before.