Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead

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#2 of 6 in Museums in Ambleside
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  • If you are a fan of Beatrix Potter then you must visit the Gallery. Ideally in conjunction with Hill Top. It is very small and there are steep stairs. Lovely original drawings done by Beatrix to illus...  more »
  • We found out about the gallery when we visited Hill Top Farm. It complements the farm/cottage well. A nice old building with lots of original Beatrix Potter drawings. Well-organised. Despite being war...  more »
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  • We viewed Hilltop in inclement weather, but this didn't stop us from enjoying the scenery. The house is fascinating and remarkably well preserved. A fire burns inside and copies of Potter's tales can be found on every window seat, the bookmarked images corresponding to views from that window or scenes in the room. It's really worthwhile experience, if you've ever read the books, to see a place that's somehow so familiar! Mr MacGregor's garden was especially recognisable. There are also fun little details hidden around the house and gardens, for children to hunt for and find.
  • Charming little gallery in Hawkeshead. The gallery belonged to Beatrix Potter's husband who actually had his law practice there. The village itself is rich in history with the many churches, cafes and chocolate factories. The gallery displayed various original drawings belonging to Beatrix Potter showing the history behind the characters in her many books with original manuscripts like Jemima Puddle and the famous Peter Rabbit. There were also many write up about Beatrix's entrepreneurial history and her love for the quiet life in the country as well as how she played a role in funding the many nurse practitioners during her era. It is worth a visit if you are in the Lakes area!
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