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Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature Exhibition, tickets now on sale

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature is a family friendly exhibition that will take visitors on a journey to discover Potter’s life as a scientist and conservationist, exploring the places and animals that inspired her most beloved characters. 


Realised through a major partnership between the V&A and the National Trust, the exhibition will celebrate the life and work of one of the best loved children’s authors of the 20th century.

Using playful staging and immersive design, it will showcase original watercolours, drawings and manuscripts as well as personal artefacts including letters, photographs, furniture and decorative art.

It will take visitors of all ages on a journey to discover Potter’s extraordinary and multifaceted life as a natural scientist, farmer and conservationist in the Lake District, bringing to light the places, people and animals that inspired some of Potter’s most beloved characters, from Jemima Puddle-duck to Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit and inviting visitors to celebrate her legacy and impact in both literature and the natural sciences.  

Opening on Saturday, 12 February 2022

The Porter Gallery, The V&A, South Kensington

£14.00. Concessions apply.

Advance booking is recommended.

Tickets on sale now

Image Credit: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, Peter with handkerchief by Beatrix Potter, 1904. Watercolour and pencil on paper. © National Trust images

Read on to find some of our favourite Beatrix Potter books....

Peter Rabbit The Movie: Sticker Activity Book

Peter Rabbit The Movie: Sticker Activity Book

3+ readers

Author: Frederick Warne Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2018

A fresh, modern tale about Peter Rabbit and his ongoing rivalry with Mr. McGregor. Other Peter Rabbit Movie titles are Peter Rabbit Movie: Reader, Peter Rabbit Movie: Novelisation, and Peter Rabbit Movie: Colouring Book.

Love From Peter Rabbit

Love From Peter Rabbit

3+ readers 5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Beatrix Potter Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Is there someone you love from the bottom of your heart? Do you sometimes find it difficult to tell them how you feel? This gorgeous book will help you.

ebook of the month
The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2015

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village......When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery of Benjamin to rescue Peter from the frightening hurly-burly of shouting stallholders and whirling rides....Accompanied by a story CD, narrated by Emma Thompson.

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