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Lakeland Attractions

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NS
Telephone: 015394 36355

Step inside this charming 17th-century building to enjoy a new exhibition of Beatrix Potter's original watercolours and paintings. This gallery has an interesting history, as previously it was the office of Potter's husband, William Heelis. Many of these pictures are only displayed at this location. Learn more about Beatrix as a farmer and early supporter of the National Trust

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Mobility information

In Hawkshead village and is not National Trust. Approx 300 yards from the Gallery

Exhibition housed in old property entered from street, step to narrow entrance. Level access to 3 rooms on ground floor. Illustrations are upstairs, objects relating to Beatrix Potter downstairs. Many stairs with handrail to other floors

Getting there
In Main Street, Hawkshead village, next to Red Lion pub

Bus services
Stagecoach in Cumbria 505 Windermere –Coniston. Cross Lakes Shuttle from Bowness to Hawkshead

View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network website

By road
B5286 from Ambleside (4 miles); B5285 from Coniston (5 miles)

By train
Windermere 6½ miles via ferry

Ordnance survey reference

Opening times
13-Feb - 25-Mar-10 11 - 3:30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
27-Mar - 20-May-10 11 - 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
22-May - 02-Sep-10 10:30 - 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
04-Sep - 31-Oct-10 11 - 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
13-Feb - 26-Mar-10 10 - 4 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Frid, Sat, Sun
27-Mar - 31-Oct-10 10 - 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Frid, Sat, Sun
03-Nov - 31-Dec-10 10 - 4 Wed, Thurs, Frid, Sat, Sun

Open Good Friday (2 April) and Friday 29 October. Limited number of timed tickets available daily. Shop closes at 1 on 24 and 31 December, and is closed on 25 and 26 December. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Get in touch
015394 36355 015394 36471 (shop) Fax: 015394 36187 Email:

Standard Admission: adult £4.40, child £2.10, family £10.50. Discount for Hill Top ticket holders

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