3. The V&A, London
Meet up with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton–tail
It is been 120 many years given that Peter Rabbit and close friends initial hopped onto the web pages of Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s publications, introduced to existence by her gorgeous watercolour illustrations and sing-track prose.
In celebration, the V&A museum’s hottest exhibition, Beatrix Potter: Drawn from Character, delivers collectively 240 private objects, which includes early sketchbooks, letters and artworks, together with the likelihood for young children to climb inside of a large flowerpot to stay away from turning out to be a crucial component in Mr McGregor’s dreaded pies.
The exhibition also pitter-patters by Potter’s own journey, from a London city mouse living inside of a scuttle of the V&A to a absolutely-fledged sheep-rearing conservation pioneer a midlife transformation spearheaded by Potter relocating to the cloud-capped fells of the Lake District and buying her cherished Hill Leading farmhouse, a National Belief gem that is also open to the community.
Beatrix Potter: Drawn from Character runs right until 8 January 2023, £14 adult, kids aged to 11, absolutely free. Open up Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5.45pm.
Entrance to Potter’s Hill Major farmhouse £14 adult, £7 little one.