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  • Address: Main Street
  • Hours: Closed Fridays, hours change seasonally
  • Admission: Adults: £4.40

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Beatrix Potter Gallery

For over a hundred years, characters like Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Peter Rabbit have made an indelible impression on children in Britain and beyond. Their creator, author Beatrix Potter, is intimately connected with the Lake District and this charming, compact gallery celebrates that bond with a display of original drawings showing the genesis of her books, which she wrote and illustrated herself.

The Beatrix Potter Gallery is housed in a 17th century building which was once the office of Potter’s solicitor husband, William Heelis, and is situated in the town of Hawkshead. Exhibits also tell the life story of Potter herself and her commitment to conserving the natural beauty of the Lake District.

Practical Info

The village of Hawkshead is a picturesque 20-minute drive away from the town of Windermere. Once there, allow time to walk around this quaint market village, where the winding streets are closed to traffic. Apart from the Beatrix Potter Gallery, highlights include the Quaker Meeting House, known as the “Birthplace of Quakerism”, and the Old Grammar School once attended by poet William Wordsworth.

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4-Day Lake District Discovery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Explore the rugged Lake District on this 4-day experience from Bowness-on-Windermere, including hotel accommodation and two full-day tours. With the charming ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $698.19

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Discover the Lake District’s literary heritage on this guided day trip from London, with train transport included. Enjoy a scenic drive along Lake Windermere ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $291.97

3-Day Lake District Discovery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Enjoy two nights stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter is set in ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $476.04

Beatrix Potter's Lakeland Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Discover the locations that inspired Beatrix Potter on a 4.5-hour Lake District afternoon tour. Embark on a cruise across the majestic Lake Windermere, ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.65

4-Day Beatrix Potter Experience in Lake District Including Lakeland Tour, Ten Lakes Tours and Lake Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Discover the best of the Lake District and the places that inspired Beatrix Potter on this 4-day experience based in Bowness-on-Windermere. Stay three nights ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $698.19

3-Day Beatrix Potter Experience in Lake District Including Lakeland Tour and Lake Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Delve into the beautiful Lake District and favorite places of children’s storyteller Beatrix Potter on this 3-day experience, including accommodation, ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $476.04

3-Day Lake District High Adventure

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Enjoy two nights stay at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel located close to Lake Windermere. This comfortable hotel, formerly owned by Beatrix Potter is set in ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $476.04

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