Beatrix Potter day planned for historic hall

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Gawthorpe Hall will be recognising the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth with themed family activities this Thursday.

The activities include a trail to find bunnies hidden around the museum and storytelling. A Beatrix Potter quilt, loaned from the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, will be on display.

County Coun. Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: “Beatrix is one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, who has captured our imagination for over 100 years with her beautifully illustrated tales. Beatrix was also an artist, botanist, environmentalist, farmer and businesswoman.”

The storytelling will take place hourly during the afternoon. The activities are free but admission to the Hall is £4 (adults) and £3 (concessions). National Trust members and children go free.

For more information call 01282 771004 or email gawthorpehall@lancashire.gov.uk.