The exhibition will lead visitors on a beautifully staged journey through the world of Beatrix Potter and her mischievous friends, with original illustrations, letters and photographs, in addition to personal items from her life. Potter was, of course, much more than a writer of children’s books. She was also interested in the natural sciences, farming and conservation and all of these aspects of her life will be explored in vibrant detail.
Potter was born in Kensington in 1866. As an adult she settled in the Lake District, a region she had visited as a child on family holidays. In an effort to preserve the countryside she loved so much, she bought swathes of land, which she donated to the National Trust on her death. That close to 100,000 people visit her home, Hill Top Farm, each year, is testament to the enduring popularity of her books.
Potter wrote 23 tales for children and her best-loved characters will feature in this exhibition. And, if the blockbuster Alice in Wonderland exhibition is anything to go by, this will be an unmissable show.
|What||Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature Exhibition, V&A Museum|
|Where||V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
12 Feb 22 – 25 Sep 22, 12:00 AM
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