The exhibition tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit, whose popularity transcends generations and includes original, rarely exhibited artworks and manuscripts. It also reveals a fresh insight into the innovative way Beatrix Potter developed Peter Rabbit as a character and loveable brand.
Younger visitors will love the activity play room and can help Mrs Tiggy-Winkle hang up the laundry, plant carrots in Mr. McGregor's garden, visit Mrs. Rabbit in her burrow or curl up with one of the books in the story corner.
We have a wealth of activities throughout the exhibition for children and adults.
Teachers - please contact our Education Officer (01788 533201) for special workshops for Early Years and Key Stage 1.
in partnership with Rugby Autism Network. A dedicated time for families with additional need a chance to explore our popular Peter Rabbit exhibition with reduced sound and reduced numbers.
Thursday 21 February, 3.30pm-5pm. For more information and to book please ring 01788 533217
Audio Describe tours - available for visually impaired, partially sighted or blind visitors.
20th March, 2pm: This audio describe tour tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit, whose popularity transcends generations, and includes original, rarely exhibited artworks and manuscripts. This tour is designed for adults but children are welcome.
18th April, 2pm: Come and enjoy a chance to explore the rare artworks and manuscripts, our activity play room and plant carrots in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Or you can simply come and enjoy a story! This audio describe tour is designed for younger visitors.
This exhibition and activity programme is supported by:
The River and Rowing Museum, The Heritage Lottery Fund; The Wildlife Trusts Warwickshire; Warwickshire County Council; Penguin Ventures, Asda Community Life, Farrow and Ball, Soil Association; Rugby Hedgehog Improvement Area and Rugby Wyevale Garden Centre