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Armitt Museum

Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BL, England
+44 15394 31212
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Focused more towards students

Expensive entry charge for size of the museum. Only went for the Beatrix Potter exhibition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian E
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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
Small museum with extras

We went for Beatrix Potter and learnt about her work with the Guides and the National Trust a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DGY-Eaglescliffe
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Eaglescliffe
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an independent run museum It houses a fascinating collection of Beatrix Potter childhood items and personal belongings in her life This place brings her story to life in informative and well laid out format It is not to cluttered together and goes through...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

decided to pop in with Mrs to round day off. some interesting stuff, but beatrix exhibition disappointing. Wouldn't take kids as not interesting or engaging enough for them. It is a very small place. was underwhelmed.More

Thank thefamilywong
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to the museum and, clearly, if your principle interest is in her childrens book characters, then the Beatrix Potter Experience at Windermere is the place for you. It is true that Peter Rabbit and Friends...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

We heard about the museum through the Beatrix Potter gallery in Hawkshead. We were unaware of how much she'd been involved in the museum and her interest in painting fungi. Due to the 150th anniversary there was a large exhibition about her life, but there...More

Thank cngj
Graham K, Trustee at Armitt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review. The Beatrix Potter is a permanent exhibition devoted to her life and works, She was a member of the Armitt and our most important benefactor.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Knowing little about this small but perfectly formed museum we checked whether we had enough time to squeeze a visit in. Joy of joys we had 45 minutes to find out what gems were inside. i will not go into detail but i suggest you...More

1  Thank kevind007
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Unlike most reviewers we went specifically to see the Kurt Schwitters. The exhibition was small but included some interesting works. The Beatrix Potter exhibition was a bonus and well worth a visit. Free disabled parking outside the front door was a bonus.

Thank Hordern
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Went to see a Beatrix Potter Exhibition which was extremely interesting, and very well presented. Lovely soothing music played in the background added to the atmosphere, also fascinating very old books available to view in the upstairs library.

Thank Crazynana18
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Kurt Schwitters' work reminds us of this amazing artist who lived locally and Beatrix Potter was an early supporter who gave personal material, including original watercolours and botanical sketches. And not forgetting the Armitt sisters without whom it wouldn't exist.

Thank maggiebd
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A very interesting museum for fans of Beatrix Potter, with lots of her beautiful paintings. As an added bonus there was a small exhibition of paintings by Kurt Schwitters.

2  Thank Dave_CC_111
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Jordan_boocock
Hi I was wondering if it is okay to take pictures inside the museum?
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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