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Your Holy Name Church

The Holy Name Church, on Oxford Road in Manchester, is a Grade 1 listed gothic revival building of 1869-71 by Joseph Hansom (10 minute walk from Elizabeth Gaskell's House). Built by the Jesuits, it served as a parish church to a local...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House wins National Lottery support to help attract more weddings and local businesses.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is proud to announce it has been successful in securing a grant of £78,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This resilience led heritage project will provide training for staff and volunteers, budget for advertising, and create...

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Signed copy of Cranford Returns to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

A signed copy of Cranford once gifted by Elizabeth Gaskell to a friend has been returned to her Manchester home after over 110 years. Purchased by the Gaskell Society, this signed first edition is now on display in the author’s House, alongside...

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Creating Successful Interiors: Interpretation, Audiences and Authenticity 

A one-day, interdisciplinary conference exploring how historic house museums present and interpret interior spaces for contemporary museum visitors, and what they might learn from other industries. Presented by Jane Austen’s House Museum in partnership with The Charleston Trust Monday 4 March, 2019...

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New community engagement programme

New community engagement programme explores the Life of Victorian servants at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is delighted to be working on a new collaborative project with the award-winning community arts organisation enJOY arts after being successful in their...

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