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Beatrix Potter: Tales of Mischief: Seven Stories


Revisit the magic of childhood through a charming selection of original artwork from national treasure Beatrix Potter.

Celebrate 150 years of Miss Potter’s timeless illustrations and playful tales in this exhibition of 29 frames on loan from the National Trust. Visitors will revel in Miss Potter’s mischievous humour and the glorious chaos that ensues when naughty mice and curious kittens break the rules.

A spectacular array of Beatrix Potter’s delicate watercolours and sketches will be on display from cherished tales including The Tale of Two Bad Mice (Warne & Co, 1904), The Tale of Tom Kitten (Warne & Co, 1907) and The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle (Warne & Co, 1905).

Beatrix Potter drew inspiration from the beauty which surrounded her Lake District home, Hill Top Farm.  With a keen eye for animal behaviour, many of Beatrix’s stories feature the antics of her assortment of pets which she animated with rich character and often dark humour.

Visitors can pull on a bespoke animal headdress inspired by Miss Potter's beloved creatures and imagine they can hop, leap and gambol in the Lake District woodlands.

This exhibition originated at Wordsworth House, Cumbria which is a short journey across the Lake District from Hill Top Farm in the village of Near Sawrey. Beatrix was passionate about protecting the natural beauty of the Lake District and, after her death in 1943, donated land, property and artwork to the National Trust. Hill Top is now visited each year by thousands of Beatrix Potter lovers from all over the world.

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Adult £7.70, 4-16 years £6.60, 1-3 years £2.50, under 12 months free


1st October 2016 - 8th January 2017

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0845 271 0777


30 Lime Street
Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening Hours:

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm


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