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
22 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
4 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
5 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
7 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
11 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
12 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
13 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
14 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
15 September 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Thu 22 Aug 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.

Melford Hall's Outdoor Cinema presents Peter Rabbit

Fri 23 Aug 2019
18:00-20:00
Pack your hamper, get out a rug and enjoy your picnic whilst watching the adventures of Peter Rabbit in the beautiful surroundings of Melford Hall

Beatrix Potter story readings

Sat 24 Aug 2019
13:00-15:00
Get carried away by the magical adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends as written by Beatrix Potter and narrated by one of our story tellers

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

Sat 24 Aug 2019
14:45-15:30
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before.

Conservation in action

Wed 28 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
Meet our conservation staff and volunteers who will demonstrate and explain the work that goes to keep the collections at Melford Hall looking their best

Books - a Friday afternoon talk

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