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news : Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is a highlight for Journalist Vijaya Pratap from the New Indian Express

"The highlight of my Manchester trip was certainly a visit to the beautifully restored historic home of Elizabeth Gaskell," says New Indian Express Journalist Vijaya Pratap. "Walking through the momentous period rooms, visitors learn about the lives of Gaskell family, the restoration of the house and Elizabeth’s literary career. One can browse the books in William Gaskell’s study and sit where Elizabeth sat to write, overlooking her beloved garden. The majority of the furniture and objects can be...

news : Launch Event Showcases Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to Travel Trade

The Manchester home of a famous writer was unveiled to the UK travel trade this week. Coach and tour operators and group travel organisers from around the UK were treated to a special tour of the attraction. 84 Plymouth Grove is the beautiful and impressive home of world famous author Elizabeth Gaskell. Situated in central Manchester, Plymouth Grove is set to be address of choice for coach and tour operators and group travel organisers bringing groups into the...

news : Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Gets a Silver Sustainable Tourism Award

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has been successful in achieving a Silver Green Tourism Award after joining Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification programme in the world. A Green Tourism Award means that a business works responsibly, ethically and sustainably, contributes to their community, is reducing their impact on the environment and aims to be accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has worked hard since opening to reduce the impact of the...

news : Manchester Quilt Mini Exhibition

The Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Sewing Bee are delighted to present their Manchester Quilt in this temporary exhibition running until 5 March 2018. The quilt, made for Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, is based on a bedcover from the 1860s called the Manchester Quilt. The design is traditional and is called Grandmother’s Flower Garden, consisting of over 2,000 hexagonal patchwork pieces. The bedcover at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has been made by a group of volunteers including Margo Singer, Eileen Owen, Christina...

news : Tell us what you think about our garden

**** This survey has now closed**** We are looking at ideas to develop and improve the garden at Elizabeth Gaskell's House and would like to get input from our visitors. Today, the garden has been planted to show the sort of garden that the Gaskells enjoyed. The choice of plants has been informed by references in Elizabeth’s letters and novels, as well as by Victorian garden history.  The garden is intended to give as much enjoyment today as...