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Brought to Light: The Lakeland Photographs of Herbert Bell and Rupert Potter

Brought to Light contrasts the work of two of the Lake District’s great photographers: Herbert Bell, a chemist’s son from Ambleside, and Rupert Potter, father of the children’s author Beatrix Potter, in a never before seen way.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Scanned from historic prints at high resolution and shown at a large scale, the images give a glimpse into two different experiences of the same landscape: a wealthy Kensington family on holiday for whole summers, and a local lad producing souvenirs for the tourist trade and going on youthful expeditions with his friends.

Whilst the interiors of Wray have changed over time, many of the landscapes captured by Rupert have remained the same. Stand in the same spot as the Potter family on the lawn at Wray for your family photograph or explore the landscapes Rupert he admired.

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The exhibition is on the ground floor of Wray Castle, which is free to enter.

Upcoming events

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Spring Adventures in Nature 

Grab a Springo sheet and tick off the sights and sounds you see and hear in nature as you explore the Wray grounds.

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26 Feb to 15 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 15:30
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Easter egg hunt at Wray 

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Wray on an Easter trail.

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23 Mar to 7 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 15:30
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