Read more about the stories and people behind the objects and furnishings in our collection at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.
Old books: New Skills for the volunteers
At Elizabeth Gaskell’s House we have quite a collection of old books. Our oldest date back to the 17th & 18th Century, most are 19th Century. The collection was begun through purchases during the restoration of the house and has been supplemented...Read more »
Soaking up the Atmosphere – Observational drawing with TLC St Lukes
As part of our Ruskin Sharing heritage project local community group TLC St Lukes are delivering a multi-media observational project in partnership with their Breathing Spaces Project. The group returned again to Elizabeth Gaskell's House last week for the third in the series...Read more »
My favourite object- William’s desk and the strange tale of the Baker Street Bazaar
Come in through the front door of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and look to the right. You will find yourself looking into William Gaskell’s study with its large library table positioned in front of original bookshelves and their collection of 19th century books....Read more »