Beatrix Potter’s Shop – House of the Tailor of Gloucester

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

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Beatrix Potter

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

The Tailor of Gloucester Book

Beatrix wrote and also illustrated this book. 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 thus helped the tailor finish the Mayor’s waistcoat. More info…

The World of Beatrix Potter Shop

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 and other local trinkets.

The shop is lovely to browse around and see all the familiar characters from her books. It’s a great place to buy gifts for children or adults that are fans of the author.

Contact The Museum & Shop

Address – 9 College Court, Gloucester, GL1 2NJ


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