'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

Featuring Beatrix Potter's original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children's author.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix's sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018. Through a series of themed rooms, explore how Beatrix was involved in the local community, uncover her role in the formation of district nursing in the area and find out more about her position as a businesswoman and landlady.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.20 £6.50
Child £3.60 £3.25
Family £18.00 £16.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 8
N/A £6.20

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
Children of all ages welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
Exhibition housed in old property entered from street, step to narrow entrance. Level access to two rooms plus shop on ground floor. Illustrations are upstairs. Many stairs throughout with handrail.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
4 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
5 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available
6 September 2018 10:30 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Beatrix Potter Gallery
Email
beatrixpottergallery@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 36355

Upcoming events

'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Featuring Beatrix Potter's original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children's author.

Conservation in action

Fri 24 Aug 2018
13:00-15:00
Every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, you can learn more about conservation and see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display.

Exclusive guided tour for Heritage Open Day

Fri 14 Sep 2018
16:00-17:00
If you've ever been charmed by Beatrix Potter’s characters, this free, out-of-hours tour is an opportunity to learn more about her life beyond the books.