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Beatrix Potter Gallery, Ambleside

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The Beatrix Potter Gallery is a gallery run by the National Trust and in a 17th-century stone-built house in Hawkshead, Cumbria, England. It is dedicated to presenting original book illustrations by Beatrix Potter.

On display are original sketches and watercolours painted by Potter for her children's stories as well as artifacts and information relating to her life and work. The display changes annually. The 17th-century building is listed grade II. It was at one time the law office of Potter's husband, William Heelis. Its interior remains substantially unaltered.
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  • This is such an enchanting house and garden. The staff are so informed and have a nice way of explaining as much or as little as you want to know whilst leaving you to look, stare, and cogitate on... 
    This is such an enchanting house and garden. The staff are so informed and have a nice way of explaining as much or as little as you want to know whilst leaving you to look, stare, and cogitate on...  more »
  • Worth visiting if you are in the area, quirky place and lovely to see some of the art work that beatrix potter had drawn 
    Worth visiting if you are in the area, quirky place and lovely to see some of the art work that beatrix potter had drawn  more »
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  • The little village in which it resides is really beautiful. The streets are cobbled and there are many tea shops for cream teas and shops that sell various items. A church is on the hill overlooking the village. I am a National Trust member and this was worth visiting for me. The car park is not National Trust but is quite inexpensive. In my view if I were not a Member then I would think it not worth seeing. I believe it should be free if you visit another of the properties but it was interesting as is all of Beatrix Potter life. I truly enjoyed it but the property is small.
  • Lovely little gallery with some of Beatrix Potter's most gorgeous artwork on display. Very much appreciated the extra room providing an insight into her life, something we found was missing at nearby Hill Top. A must do for all Beatrix Potter fans when in the area. Hawkshead is a delightful little village with some lovely independent shops and cafes, very well worth a day trip!

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