Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery

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. The Beatrix Potter 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

Don’t miss
New: exhibition ‘Keeping House’ with Mrs Tittlemouse.
We celebrate 100 years of The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse.
Children will love the trail based on the displays.

Beatrix Potter Gallery Mobility information

Parking at the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
In Hawkshead village and is not National Trust. Approx 300 yards from the Gallery

Building
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
Location of the Beatrix Potter Gallery:
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

Cycling
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
96:SD352982

Beatrix Potter Gallery 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
Shop
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: beatrixpottergallery@nationaltrust.org.uk

Enjoy your visit to the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage

Beatrix Potter Hill Top Cottage

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF
Telephone: 015394 36269

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potters Hill Top cottage is a time-capsule of this amazing woman’s life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house

Don’t miss
Don’t miss the new children’s garden trail (during holiday periods).
See the sights which inspired Beatrix’s tales and illustrations.
Experience her house, just as Beatrix would have done.
Mobility information
Contact in advance

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage Building

Level entrance. Ground floor accessible. Level access to 2 rooms downstairs. Many stairs with handrail to other floors

WCs
2.2 miles away in Hawkshead

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage

Beatrix Potter Hill Top

Grounds
Partly accessible, some steps, uneven paths

Getting there
Location:

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage.
2 miles south of Hawkshead, in hamlet of Near Sawrey; 3 miles from Bowness via ferry

Bus services
Cross Lakes Experience from Bowness Pier 3 across Lake Windermere on to Stagecoach in Cumbria 525; also 505 from Windermere changing at Hawkshead (April–September only, plus weekends in October). Telephone 01539 445161 for complete ferry and bus timetable

Cycling
View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network website

By road
B5286 and B5285 from Ambleside (6 miles), B5285 from Coniston (7 miles)

By train
Windermere 4½ miles via vehicle ferry

On foot
off-road path from ferry (2 miles), marked

Ordnance survey reference
96/97:SD370955

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Farm

Hill Top Farm

 

Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage Opening times

House
13-Feb – 25-Mar-10 11 – 3:30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
27-Mar – 20-May-10 10:30 – 4:30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
22-May – 02-Sep-10 10 – 4:30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
04-Sep – 31-Oct-10 10:30 – 4:30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Shop and garden
13-Feb – 26-Mar-10 10:45 – 4 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
27-Mar – 21-May-10 10 – 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
22-May – 03-Sep-10 9:45 – 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
04-Sep – 31-Oct-10 10 – 5 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
01-Nov – 24-Dec-10 10 – 4 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Open Good Friday, 2 April and 29 October. Limited number of timed tickets available daily. Access to the garden and shop is free during opening hours. Shop closes at 1 on 24 December. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Get in touch
015394 36269 Fax: 015394 36811 Email: hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk

Prices
Standard Admission: adult £6.50, child £3.10, family £16. Access to the garden and shop is free during opening hours. Discount for Beatrix Potter Gallery ticket holders

Enjoy your visit to Beatrix Potters Hill Top Cottage.