Peter Rabbit: Mischief & Mayhem

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Sat 18 May 2019 - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Family Fun at the civic art gallery!

A new exhibition featuring rarely seen original illustrations and early manuscripts by Beatrix Potter from 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'. Developed in partnership with Penguin Ventures and The River and Rowing Museum.

Bunnies will be bouncing all over the gallery, as Peter Rabbit hops, skips and jumps right off the page in an interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter's most famous creation.

Generations of children have grown up with Peter Rabbit, from reading the original tales to watching the current TV animation. This exhibition looks at Peter across the ages, and includes original artworks, first editions and early Peter Rabbit merchandise.

Exclusive to the showing of the Beatrix Potter archive in Bradford is an addition of a very early illustration from 1892.

Visitors can help Mrs Tiggy-Winkle hang up the laundry!  Children can dress up as Peter, curl up with a book in the story corner or enjoy planting carrots in Mr McGregors's garden.

There is a small entry charge of £3 per person to this exhibition. Under 2's free.

Schools and groups of over 8 - prebooked discount  £2.50 per head - teachers free. Please book on 01274 431212 or email [email protected]

Illustrations from The Tale of Peter Rabbit:

Mrs Rabbit pours chamomile tea

Peter Rabbit caught in the gooseberry net

Photograph of an early Peter Rabbit Steiff doll, c. 1908

Copyright Frederick Warne and Co., 1902, 2002


The exhibition has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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