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Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead

star-5
184 Reviews
Closed Fridays, hours change seasonally
Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS

The Basics

Entering the Beatrix Potter Gallery is like stepping back in time; the building’s interior has remained largely unchanged since the turn of the 20th century. The gallery displays the original illustrations of beloved children’s characters like Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs.Tiggy-Winkle, and Peter Rabbit. To learn more about Beatrix Potter and her legacy, join one of several tours that stop at the gallery as well as at other sites, like Hill Top, Potter’s home.

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Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise
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Beatrix Potter's Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise
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$65.66 per adult
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Peter Rabbit with my friends
Peter our tour guide not only made the tour interesting and informative but he also made it fun. Excellent driver felt very safe I would highly recommend this tour 👍🏼
chickchick12019, Sep 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Lake District

star-4
Interesting and fun tour
Claire_and_Andy, May 2021
Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
Really informative and fun tour with Tim. It was great to learn more about Beatrix Potter and her impact on the area. He referenced the illustrations from her books which really brought things to life. Each drop-off gave you just about the right amount of time to see things. We throughly enjoyed visiting the beautiful Hill Top and the village of Hawkshead in particular. Tim was a friendly and knowledgable guide.
star-5
A Pleasant Surprise
Thomas_M, May 2021
Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
We went into this not sure what to expect but we were thoroughly impressed. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable on both Beatrix Potter and the whole Lake District. Highly recommend for if interested in either.
star-5
Brilliant experience
James_D, Sep 2020
Beatrix Potter: Morning Half Day All-Inclusive Tour with an Expert Guide
Brilliant experience in and around the Lake District, and our tour guide Tim done a great job telling us the story of a young Beatrix Potter through to her adult life, highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • You must buy an entry ticket to visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery, but National Trust members can enter for free.

  • There are stairs at the gallery entrance that may be difficult to navigate for those in wheelchairs.

  • The gallery has several activities designed for children, including interactive displays and a quiz.

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How to Get There

The gallery is on Hawkshead’s Main Street, and there is paid parking nearby. The closest railway station is in Windermere, a village about 20 minutes away by car. There are public buses that connect the two towns. You can also visit on a guided Lake District tour that includes transportation.

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When to Get There

The gallery is open every day in the spring and summer months. It is closed in winter, so check the schedule if you’re visiting in a shoulder season. The best time to visit the Lake District is from June through August, when the weather is at its warmest. Spring and autumn can be pleasant as well, though the weather can shift quickly.

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Explore Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, is considered one of Britain’s greatest national treasures and offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor sports. The region is home to mountains, valleys, villages, towns, coastline and, of course, the famous lakes. Visit to enjoy hikes, meander around the serene lakes, and visit quaint tea shops and a variety of small museums.

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