Telling Tales

2 Aug 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 3 Nov 2019, 4 p.m.

Telling Tales at the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, looking at the everlasting popularity of Beatrix's 'little white books'.

Do you remember when you first came across Peter Rabbit or Mrs Tiggy-Winkle? Our 2019 exhibition 'Telling Tales' explores the enduring popularity of Beatrix's characters and stories, and looks at why they still play a part in so many lives across the globe today.

For over one hundred years Beatrix Potter's stories have enchanted her readers young and old. Her skill as a storyteller was such that her tales are now a symbol for childhood and they continue to delight a worldwide audience.

Featuring original artwork from some of Beatrix Potter's most popular 'little white books', the exhibition looks at why, over 100 years after the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, her delightful characters still charm and delight with so many of us today, across the world.

"Some of my earliest memories are of eating porridge from my Peter Rabbit porringer. I learnt to read the words around the edge as I turned the plate to eat from the outside in...slowly revealing the image of Mr McGregor" - Liz MacFarlane

Opening Times

Open every day 10.30am – 4pm.