Helen Beatrice Potter (1866-1943) was an English author, illustrator and conservationist’ who was best known for her children’s books such as ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’. Altogether she wrote 23 books all themed on countryside animals. From an early age she had an interest in animals and the natural world and her artistic talents were encouraged with private art lessons, but she preferred to develop her own style. She moved to Cumbria and bought Hill Top Farm and some sheep, she then followed on by buying more and more land. Nearly all the property she owned was left to the National Trust on her death in 1932, she is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park. Her books continue to be sold all over the world in many languages and are still as popular with children today. The Beatrice Potter Gallery is a charming 17th-century building which was once the office of her husband, William Heelis. The gallery houses many of the original watercolour paintings and sketches. It is an exciting and magical day out for little ones and will take adults on a trip down memory lane.
Beatrix Potter Gallery
Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NS
Telephone: 015394 36355
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