Beatrix Potter’s House of the Tailor of Gloucester

Beatrix Potter’s House of the Tailor of Gloucester is a charming shop and museum. It is open to the public every day where you will be served by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The house is the original building used by Beatrix Potter in her wonderful story The Tailor of Gloucester.

Beatrix-Potter-Shop Gloucester

Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, she was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist. Beatrix was best known for her children’s books that featured animals as the main character, such as the animals in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. She wrote a total of 30 books, of which 23 were specially written for children. More Info…

The Tailor of Gloucester

This book was written and illustrated by Beatrix, it was first published privately in 1902. The plot of the Tailor of Gloucester involves the tailor’s cat Simpkin being sent on an errand to buy food and some cherry-coloured silk, enabling some mice to be rescued from the cat. Despite the cat being upset and hiding the silk, the mice came to the rescue and helped the tailor finished the Mayor’s waistcoat. More info…


Inside the shop and museum, you can see many of the book’s characters. There are loads of books, souvenirs and toys available to buy as well as other local trinkets.


Address – 9 College Court, GL1 2NJ


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