24 July 2024 - 24 August 2024 | Public Event, Event

Talks on the life and times of Beatrix Potter at Melford Hall

Multiple talk times available between 24 July, 2024 and 24 August 2024:
A short talk about the life of Beatrix Potter and her connection with, and many visits to, Melford Hall. There are numerous opportunities to view this talk, and the dates and times are listed here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/melford-hall/events/662e8c1d-0222-400d-a6cd-7ed884367db7

More about Melford Hall:
The West Bedroom at Melford Hall was used by Beatrix Potter on her many visits to stay with her cousin and you can see some very special items on display.

Look out for the original Jemima Puddle-Duck that she used to illustrate ‘The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

Visitor books at Melford Hall have some very special entries – Beatrix visited many times between 1899 and 1916. One of Beatrix Potter’s illustrated entries is on display in the Great Hall.

Beatrix spent many hours sketching the views in and around Melford Hall and used some of the furniture as inspiration for her books, which can still be seen in the house today!

It is believed Beatrix depicted herself as a mouse asleep in the four poster bed in the West Bedroom where she stayed during her many visits to Melford Hall.

The toy kitten that Beatrix gifted to Elisabeth Hyde Parker (later Lady Camoys) at Christmas in 1939.

Be sure to look out for the pond in the garden which Beatrix painted and used as inspiration in The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher!

Learn more about this event here: https://visit-burystedmunds.co.uk/events/talk-on-the-life-and-times-of-beatrix-potter

Image: Melford Hall in summer | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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