The Beatrix Potter Society (Reg. Charity no. 281198) was founded in 1980 by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material. From the start it set out to be a focus for those with a serious interest in all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work and so it remains today. The Society is run by a small voluntary committee and is funded by Members’ subscriptions and donations.

Patron: Patricia Routledge  C.B.E.                     President:  Brian Alderson

Photograph of Beatrix Potter with Benjamin Bunny on a lead

Courtesy of private collector

Esthwaite Water at Harvest Time by Beatrix Potter
Copyright © Frederick Warne & Co., 1968


The Beatrix Potter Society is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and exists to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) who was not only the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children's literature, but also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist - in the latter capacity she was responsible for the preservation of large areas of the Lake District through her gifts to the National Trust. 

The Society upholds and protects the integrity of the inimitable and unique work of Beatrix Potter, her aims and bequests and brings together on a worldwide basis those people who share these interests.  

To read the Society's constitution click here

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 -  a monthly electronic newsletter for Society Members and others interested in Beatrix Potter about all events related to Beatrix Potter – international, national and local. 
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© The Beatrix Potter Society 2002-2014
Images on this site reproduced courtesy of
the Armitt Trust, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Free Library of Philadelphia,
The National Trust and Frederick Warne
(line drawings © 1909, 1955, 2001)