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
19 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
20 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
21 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
22 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
12 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
13 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available
14 July 2019 12:00 - 17:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Wed 19 Jun 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.

Humour in Melford Hall's paintings - a Friday afternoon talk

Fri 21 Jun 2019
15:00-15:30
A talk revealing some of the more light-hearted references found in our Paintings collection at Melford Hall. Highlighting subtle humour, hidden features and designs amusing to modern eyes, our tour will travel throughout the House to find the...

Conservation in action

Wed 26 Jun 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 28 Jun 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 29 Jun 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 29 Jun 2019
14:45-15:30
An opportunity to view some of our paintings as they have never been seen before.