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Armitt Museum

  • Rydal Rd. Map It
  • Ambleside

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Ambleside's fine local museum is a scholarly place, focusing on influential German artist Kurt Schwitters and Beatrix Potter. Schwitters lived out his final years in Ambleside, and the museum now has a room filled with his art. The museum also shows the less well-known aspects of Beatrix Potter, revealing her work as an important scientific and intellectual figure. Exhibits shed light on her as a naturalist, mycologist, sheep breeder, and conservationist. A large collection of her natural-history watercolors and a huge number of photographic portraits can be viewed by appointment in the excellent library upstairs.

Sight Information


Rydal Rd., Ambleside, LA22 9BL, England

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Sight Details:

  • £3.50

Published 08/30/2016


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