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Beatrix Potter Gallery

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Address: Beatrix Potter Gallery Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS, England
Phone Number:
+44 15394 36355
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sat - Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Description:

This gallery displays original watercolours and manuscripts by the author.

This gallery displays original watercolours and manuscripts by the author.

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Cute little gallery

It was a little bit hard to find at first, as you have to go to the shop across the road to get your tickets for entry. Very small building with low ceilings and door ways... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
MrsElfa
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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a little bit hard to find at first, as you have to go to the shop across the road to get your tickets for entry. Very small building with low ceilings and door ways - watch your head. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures. Growing up my mum had a book of Beatrix Potter's sketches and paintings so... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, but not much there. A few drawings and a few paintings. Compared to the hilltop (Beatrix potters house) they were the same price but so much more to see at the hill top.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

You have to book a ticket at the shop nearby and wait for a timed entry we waited over an hour and a half, tea shops nearby. But once in they warn re photographs / copyright etc. It is a small place and very tall people will bang their heads if not carefully, a lot packed into the galley worth... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

So much art and it all rotates each year. Little areas with books for children to read too which is nice. I mostly loved the village it's in and think that exploring the little shops around the museum is a must

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Her pictures wer just wonderful and the Gallery which was her solicitor husband's office was just quirky. A great place to visit.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The present exhibition highlighted aspects of Potter's life with which we are less acquainted. I wish that more were known about the interesting building in which the museum is housed, beyond the fact that it was her husband's place of work.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I can't say I was ever a fan of Beatrix Potter or that I ever read any of her books. However, the gallery is a must-see attraction if visiting Hawkeshead. I loved learning about the history and the layout of exhibits in this wonderful, charming house was expertly done. Unexpectedly, I enjoyed even more looking at some of the original... More 

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Frodsham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Something for everyone here. My two year old loved the characters from the books. My two boys admired her artwork and enjoyed finding out more about Beatrix Potter.

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Thank Nicevans
South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A small gallery but crammed full of details and art from Beatrix Potter's life. A good little area for young children to read and play too. Very small but doesn't seem to be crowded as the other Beatrix Potter attractions in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fabulous but tiny house with wonderful surprises. So marvellous to be in the same room as Beatrix Potters iconic artwork in its original form. Very engaging.

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