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  • National Trust
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, next open Sat 10 Feb - Sun 28 Oct 2018, £3.60-£7.20

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Beatrix Potter Gallery


The Beatrix Potter Gallery contains highlights of the National Trust's collection of original Beatrix Potter artwork. Each year there is a unique, changing exhibition displaying some classic gems and enabling you to discover dairies, letters, sketches and photos that inspired Beatrix Potter's work. These rarely seen items, give a fascinating insight into Beatrix Potter's life, interest and love of the Lakes.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 10 Feb - Sun 28 Oct 2018 Mon - Sun
Christmas Day, Boxing Day closed
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Adult £7.20, children £3.60, family £18.00. National Trust members free. Please note these prices include a voluntary 10% donation. Visitors can also choose to pay standard entry prices.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Entrance one step down from street level with immediate sharp right turn. Then level ground floor access to three rooms. Many steps to first floor gallery rooms (4). Introductory talk for all visitors.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Feb - Sun 28 Oct 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition


Visitor Services Team

015394 36269


Main Street,
LA22 0NS



Plan route to Beatrix Potter Gallery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 351982  Lat: 54.37516 Long: -3.00057

B5286 from Ambleside 4 miles, B5285 from Coniston 5 miles. Next to Red Lion pub in the centre of Hawkshead village. Parking, not National Trust, 200 yds.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Windermere station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

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