Beatrix Potter exhibition in Hawkshead

A new exhibition exploring the enduring popularity of Beatrix Potter’s little books opens on Saturday 16 February in Hawkshead.

“Telling Tales” sets out to unpick why stories such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher and Squirrel Nutkin continue to be loved around the world and passed down from one generation to the next.

Visitors to the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter Gallery on Main Street, will be able to see more than 30 original illustrations as well as rarely seen items bequeathed by the Lake District storyteller.