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Armitt Museum

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BL, England
+44 15394 31212
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Visited for the Beatrix Potter exhibition

I visited specifically to view the Beatrix Potter gallery as she had bequeathed the museum many of... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
AndyW5961
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Beatrix Potter and Much More

This small museum is well worth a visit. The first floor includes the informative section... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Hanan R
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The Armitt is Ambleside's Museum featuring a permanent exhibition 'Beatrix Potter -Image and Reality', together with the Kurt Schwitter's gallery and much more. Described by 'The Times' as 'a gem' this is a must for all Beatrix Potter fans.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BL, England
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I visited specifically to view the Beatrix Potter gallery as she had bequeathed the museum many of her original works. Very interesting and worth a visit.

Thank AndyW5961
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This small museum is well worth a visit. The first floor includes the informative section dedicated to B. Potter, and a very nice collection of paintings by Kurt Schwitters. The second floor is where the library is and where nice surprises can be found. There...More

1  Thank Hanan R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The historic elements in this lovely little museum, and the exhibitions we saw, photographs of those who lived in the area before, we're absorbing. You do have to spend time reading the information boards - not everyone's cup of tea - but even just browsing...More

Thank cpage73
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I agree, the Beatrix Potter is a bit wordy, but there is a lot to say about her.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The exhibit of Beatrix Potter's scientific drawings and the stories of her conservation activities were fascinating. This is a small museum, but worth the visit to learn more about this other side of her work.

Thank 198kelleen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have visited Ambleside many times, but never the Armitt before. We came to see the 19th century photographic portraits - they were mind-blowing; the clarity and naturalness of the pictures made us imagine we could walk out and see these characters in the town...More

Thank ButterflyKeeper007
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed our 'Still Life' exhibition. You are right, they have an uncanny effect. They even surprised us when we made them.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

I know Ambleside well but have never been to this museum before! We were tempted in by the photography exhibition of portraits from the late 19th Century which were very interesting. I enjoyed the Beatrix Potter exhibition which had a lot of details I'd not...More

1  Thank Olivia M
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for your review Olivia. Its amazing how many people, both local residents and long time visitors have never called in at the Armitt. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Armitt Museum is a pleasant place to spend an hour examining memorabilia and examples of Ms.Potter's extensive work. Besides her writings, focus is given to her fungi illustrations, farming operations and business and support for the expansion of National Trust properties in the Lake...More

1  Thank PGNevis
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little museum in the heart of ambleside. Well worth a visit if have a spare hour. Interesting Beatrix Potter exhibition.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Expensive entry charge for size of the museum. Only went for the Beatrix Potter exhibition. Wouldnt recommend it for young childrenMore

Thank Gillian E
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

You are right, although we do have children's corner and children do enjoy the Armitt, we do not focus on Peter Rabbit and friends, rather we focus on Beatrix Potter's life and important contribution to the Lakes. Children, of course, have free entry to the...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We went for Beatrix Potter and learnt about her work with the Guides and the National Trust a very impressive lady. The surprise was upstairs where there is the biggest collection of book on the lake District - the climbing sections had a number of...More

Thank DGY-Eaglescliffe
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. The library is our little secret surprise for visitors. There are very few antiquarian libraries that members of the public are free to browse. Book-loving visitors are usually wowed by it. Please visit us again

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Susan L
21 August 2017|
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Response from Graham K | Property representative |
Susan, We often receive requests for assistance in researching houses. If you contact our curator, Deborah Walsh, on 01539431212 you can arrange to meet her to see what information we have.
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Jordan_boocock
26 July 2016|
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Response from Graham K | Property representative |
Yes, as long as you don't use flash and the photos are not for publication. Trustee
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