Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter’s original artwork on display in a 17th-century house

Step inside this charming old building to enjoy an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original drawings and watercolours. This year the new exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter and displays original artwork inspired by her love of nature.

A visit here is an ideal addition to a Hill Top visit as it doesn’t just offer the chance to admire her delightful artwork but also the opportunity to learn more about Beatrix Potter’s life outside the writing career which made her famous. Learn more about Beatrix as a farmer and conservationist and how her legacy helped to keep the Lake District the place we know today.

This gallery building has an interesting history too, as previously it was the office of Beatrix Potter’s husband William Heelis, and it is a rare opportunity to see inside one of Hawkshead’s old buildings.

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill


Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS.
Tel: 015394 36355


Opening times and facilities may be different to anything published here due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details on the members own website.
*At busy periods, timed entry system in operation. Medieval Hawkshead Courthouse: open 30 March to 27 October (access by key from National Trust shop in Hawkshead).


Take the B5286 from Ambleside (4 miles); or the B5285 from Coniston (5 miles). Parking: There is parking 300 yards away (pay and display), not National Trust. Take the car ferry from Ferry Nab in Bowness across Windermere to Ferry Head.


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