'Yours sincerely, Beatrix Potter'
- 03 January 2023
***This exhibition has now closed*** Upstairs in the Gallery you'll find a family-friendly exhibition offering a glimpse into Beatrix Potter’s early career. Downstairs play at dressing up and puzzles for young children, visit the play glade and bring your dog with you every afternoon between 1.30pm and 4pm until Sunday 12 February.
Illustrator to Author
Starting out as an illustrator of greetings cards, Beatrix Potter's later success was as a beloved children’s author before she returned to illustration for charitable endeavours.
Letters from Beatrix to her publisher pick up the story after the initial success of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and, alongside drawings and dummy manuscripts, chart the development of the next books in the much-loved series, The Tailor of Gloucester and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, both first commercially published by Frederick Warne in 1903.
The exhibition is open daily until Sunday 5 February between 11am and 3.30pm with last entry at 3pm. You’ll find the Gallery upstairs in the house, accessible by stairway.
A collection of Beatrix’s charity Christmas cards and artworks are also on display and kindly on loan from the Warne Archive and the Ross Family Collection.
The exhibition is family-friendly and there’s lots to keep little minds engaged with interactive activities alongside the exhibits. Settle down in the book corner with one of Beatrix's loveable tales or head downstairs and try out dressing up and puzzles for young children.
Wrap up warm on wintery days and visit the Play Glade next to the second-hand bookshop. You'll find woodland-inspired play activities and the space to run around and let off some energy.
Bring your dog.
Daily between 1.30pm and 4pm you are welcome to visit Nymans with your favourite furry friend. We'll even give them a dog treat to make their visit special too. Just visit our reception team on either arrival or departure.
Romantic ruins, intimate gardens and internationally recognised plant collections all set against a backdrop of woodland and far-reaching views.
Nymans’ ancient woodland is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), nature reserve and home to a variety of plants and wildlife. Here’s what to look out for.
Whatever the weather you can enjoy winding paths and wide avenues with colourful views across the woodland or towards the South Downs. At this time of year, dogs are welcome in the wider estate, but only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden. When visiting the woods, please keep dogs on leads and stay on paths to protect nesting birds. Nymans is a one pawprint rated place.