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news : Widening Academic Horizons

This education venture has been set up at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester and is backed by The Bowland Charitable Trust. Space within the house has been converted to create a new high spec educational space within the University District of Manchester. The CoachHouse will provide Manchester and North West schools with exciting and stimulating learning experiences. Lectures, hands-on learning sessions, seminars and talks using the talents of lectures and PhD students from local universities. “I want to...

news : Famous Writer’s House Open for Groups.

Groups and coach parties coming to Northwest England are being invited to call into a superb new attraction. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Situated in central Manchester and working with UK travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, 84 Plymouth Grove is set to be address of choice for coach and tour operators and group travel organisers from all over the country. 84 Plymouth Grove is the beautiful and impressive home of world famous author Elizabeth Gaskell. Now coach and...

news : Get married at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – the most romantic literary venue in Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House at 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester will be licensed for weddings on 30 August 2017, the day that would have been 185th wedding anniversary of Elizabeth and her husband William Gaskell. On Thursday August 30 1832, Elizabeth Stevenson – who was to become the renowned Victorian novelist Mrs Gaskell – married William Gaskell and moved to Manchester with him to begin her long and happy married life. During August, Elizabeth was busy preparing for her wedding...

news : New house tea and a free cuppa to all visitors

Visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House will now be able to take home a tasty reminder of their visit, with the launch of the new Elizabeth Gaskell’s House blend of loose leaf tea. Produced by Manchester based loose leaf tea specialist Parched Tea, this new blend is inspired by Victorian Manchester and Elizabeth herself, this tea combines delicate & mellow notes with a caramel & zesty smoothness. The aroma is intense & fresh, the leaf beautifully twisted & wiry....

news : A Summer of Victorian Entertainment for Children and Families

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is throwing open its doors this summer to the world of the Victorian children at play. Every Wednesday in the summer holidays, a range of activities will take visitors back in time to when the Gaskell’s daughters would have played in the House. Highlights include circus skills, Victorian theatre and costumed actors with a Victorian craft to take home for each child. Wednesday 26 July, 11-3pm On Wednesday 26 July, hop, skip and jump back...