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Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead LA22 0NS , England
015394 36355
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$479*
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3-Day Lake District Discovery
81%
Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This gallery displays original watercolours and manuscripts by the author.
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the gallery. Lovely to see her drawings and books. Current exhibition themed on her holidays in the Lakes and helped in linking her various connections around the whole area..

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

An interesting place to display the original art work of Beatrix Potter and expand on her life story and the contributions of other BP sites.

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Newlyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Located in the old Law firm of Beatrix's husband in Hawkshead. Original Beatrix artworks displayed here.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved seeing the place where Beatrix worked in the solicitors office. Good room to room gallery of her work, paintings and sketches. Brilliant interactive slide shows of her collections, children will enjoy this computerised activity. Very small inside and can get guite crowded so don't visit at a peak time. Worth going is a national trust member and you are... More

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Oakham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Amazing to be able to get really close and see the details of the exquisite drawings. A happy re-visit to childhood memories.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Fascinating to see the original pictures. Great to have the books around to read during visit. Staff were lovely - about to shut but left us to finish a book rather than hustling us out.

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rosemary_lord, Public Relations Manager at Beatrix Potter Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and great feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I'll make sure I pass on the comments to the Gallery staff. More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Beatrix Potter gallery in Hawkshead after touring her home at Hill Top, which provided much relevant background information. The member of staff on ticket duty was extremely helpful and happy to share his extensive knowledge with us before we embarked on the gallery tour. A wonderful building in which to present Beatrix's original paintings. Many of the paintings... More

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Dorking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After reading all the Beatrix Potter stories, not only to myself but also to my daughters and granddaughter it was an amazing experience reliving the stories with our visit. Going into the house each story came to life, and in the garden where Mr MacGregor chased Peter Rabbit. There's a very good National Trust gift shop where you can purchase... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very neat building -- office for Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband--with great exhibition and a nice shop. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

great piece of history original drawings that get changed on regular base informative guide in entry

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