Beatrix Potter Gallery - National Trust

William Heelis' solicitors office, now the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead
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Gallery showing original watercolours by world famous author Beatrix Potter and displays on her life & work. 2008 features The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers - which are celebrating their 100th birthday - as well as displays on the major film "Miss Potter".

This 17th-century building was once the office of her husband, William Heelis. The interior remains substantially unaltered since his day, giving an interesting insight into a Edwardian law office.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult: £4.80
Child: £2.40
Family: £12.00
Group: £4.80


  • National Trust

Additional info

No toilets. Car park in village car park 100m.

Originals of illustrations of 20 of Beatrix Potter's Tales. Also other personal items including sketch albums, photographs and paintboxes. Edwardian law office.

Collection details

Fine Art, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter Gallery - National Trust
Main Street
LA22 0NS

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