This family friendly exhibition takes visitors on a journey to discover Potter's life as a scientist and conservationist and explores the places and animals that inspired her most beloved characters. In collaboration with the National Trust.
Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature is an exhibition about Beatrix Potter and her love of nature. It's running throughout 2022 from the 12 February at the V&A Museum in London. The exhibition, created in collaboration between the V&A and the National Trust, explores the life story of the beloved children's author-illustrator.
Exhibition-goers will be able to trace Beatrix's journey from her early life in Kensington, to her travels in Scotland and on to the Lake District, which served as an escape from her parents' house in London.
Famous for her enduring tales and animal characters, Beatrix Potter was also an ardent conservationist, scientist and Lake District hill farmer who left much of her property and land to the National Trust for everyone to enjoy.
We're inviting you to learn more about what her donation still means for conservationists, curators and visitors today. Below, explore more of what she left behind for us to appreciate, including her artworks, sketches, early writing drafts and Hill Top in the Lake District, which was both a working farm and precious sanctuary for her.
Explore Beatrix's connections with the National Trust, the objects cared for by expert curators and conservators and delve a little further into the work that went into opening the exhibition. You can also find out about how making a donation can help us continue to care for the countryside that Beatrix loved