Beatrix Potter Gallery

Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 15394 36355

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The fruits of the National Trust's Beatrix Potter archive.

This tiny, low-ceilinged cottage from the 17th century is home to a fine collection of Potter's watercolours and sketchbooks, featuring early sketches of her best-loved characters.

The downstairs exhibition id dedicated to Potter's husband, William Heelis, who worked as a solicitor in Hawkshead during the mid 19th century.

Value for money

Price advice

General admission is £4.60; children £2.30.

Expert tips

Very low ceilings – mind your head.

Discounted entrance if you already have a valid ticket for Hill Top.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • History