Help celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary

    Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse, in Cumbria. Credit: National Trust/Paul Harris.

    From the first-ever National Trust book festival to guided walks through Beatrix Potter’s beloved Lake District countryside, 2016, marking 150 years since her birth, will be a year to remember. With original artwork exhibitions, showcase tours and celebratory birthday picnics, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

    Realism and Romance: Beatrix Potter, a life inspired by nature

    Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead

    13 February to 30 October 2016

    Explore Beatrix’s lifelong passion for the natural world, how it inspired her art work and led to the protection of her beloved Lake District.


    Beatrix Potter with her sheepdog Kep. Credit: National Trust
    Beatrix Potter with her sheepdog, Kep. Credit: National Trust

    Two Bad Mice: the mischief in Beatrix Potter’s tales

    Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

    12 March to 30 June 2016

    Revisit the magic of childhood with Beatrix’s best-loved characters. Enjoy her dark humour and the glorious chaos of naughty mice and curious kittens breaking the rules.


    Hill Top showcase tours

    Your chance for an exclusive tour of the house and opportunity to get up close to items from the National Trust’s collection and understand how a little 21st century magic protects them. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and browse the Hill Top shop.

    Call Hill Top on 015394 36269 to book. £25 each.


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