Did you know… The National Trusts’ Melford Hall has many connections to Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix Potter was the cousin of Ethel, Lady Hyde Parker, grandmother of Sir Richard Hyde Parker, the present Baronet of Melford Hall. She visited here on many occasions and painted a series of watercolours of the house. The visitors’ book contains numerous signatures and sketches, which mark her visits to the house.

The collections at Melford Hall include several of her soft toys, which served as models for her illustrations.

The Beatrix Potter Room at Melford Hall displays watercolours and drawings by Beatrix Potter. A model of Jemima Puddle-Duck is also on display, given as a present from Beatrix Potter to the Hyde Parker children.

Find out more about beautiful Melford Hall before your visit here www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melford-hall