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“Potter originals - and so much more”

Beatrix Potter Gallery
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Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Hawkshead
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Owner description: This quirky building in the heart of Hawkshead displays original watercolours and work by Beatrix Potter, from the National Trust collection. It's the only place you can step inside the famous tales and get up-close to the original illustrations.
Reviewed August 7, 2014

This 17th century building was once the office of Beatrix Potter's husband, WIlliam Heelis, a local solicitor. It now houses a varying, well-presented exhibition which I found informative and fascinating. Unfrightened by modern technology, the curators have introduced tough screens to take us through some of the Potter treasures and guide the visitor through what it might have been like to go on holiday with the Potters.
The confined stairs reflect the age of the building and may be an obstacle to some, but they open up more displays of original Potter illustrations. These are not on display at Hill Top, Beatrix's farmhouse near Sawrey. There are spots where both children and adults can settle. Games are available for youngsters and a range of reference books tempt adults to browse and learn in a couple of comfy chairs.
Hawkshead village car park is quite close and large: a boon in the Lakes where parking is so often difficult.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

After seeing Hill Top we went to see the gallery. It was a nice addition. Seeing her drawings and writings was very nice.

Thank Kat E
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is definitely worth a visit to learn about one of the Lake District celebrated author. I hadn't read here books as a child but knew of the style and character of her books. The exhibition is an intimate and revealing insight into the life and love of Beatrix Potter tastefully and suitably curated expose of her works. The revealing aspects are her personal journals and her personal collections and show she was not only creating her world of creature and characters from an early age but she was also a prolific artist creating the illustrations to her drawings and also she exhibits in her youth the intellectual curiosity for science hold a prestigious collection of butterflied in a cabinet reflect a deeper intellectual curiosity and knowledge in sciences she may have been genious. The setting is the old solicitors offices in town who were the offices of her husband lawyer and her hilltop farm is nearby.

Thank flowersarenice
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

This house is small, with steep and narrow stairs, fortunately for only one floor. There are excellent works on display and very informative. There is information to be sought out by children visiting.

Well worth a visit.

Parking is readily available and is only a short walk through the shops etc to the gallery.

Thank CocoTampa123
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went here with a very mixed group, older teens down to tots. Everyone was able to walk around and look at the art and appreciate it in their own way. These works are so lovely and delicate.

Thank Jennifer_L_R_T
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