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news : 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 the fascinating story of the book’s four owners. Despite Cranford being the most gentle, domestic and non-political of all Gaskell’s writing, research into the various owners of the volume reveals their involvement in important issues from...

news : 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 10:00am to 4:30pm £30 adults/£20 students Venue: Charleston, Firle, East Sussex Join us for an exciting day of talks and discussion, presented by two of the South East’s great house museums: Jane Austen’s House Museum and Charleston. Historic...

news : 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 application to Arts Council England. This exciting new project follows on from the success of the recent exhibition ‘Household Commotion; Elizabeth Gaskell and the ‘awful treasure’ of her servants, 1832-1865’, and will see the creation of...

news : PERSPECTIVES – 80 learning disabled artists show new work at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

October 2018 – February 2019 This autumn 80 learning disabled artists will occupy contemporary and historical venues across Greater Manchester in PERSPECTIVES, a series of exhibitions, happenings and creative exchanges proudly presented by Venture Arts, a visual arts organisation who support and nurture the artwork and careers of learning disabled artists. From 1 October 2018 through to 24 February 2019, artworks developed over the last two years will be unveiled to the public for the first time in...

news : Christmas at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

We invite you to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester for a Victorian-style Christmas. Join us for talks on Christmas customs and literature from the era, carols round the piano, Christmas crafts for the family, and classic family favourite, The Muppet Christmas Carol. Talks & events Victorian Christmas Customs Wednesday 5 December, 2-2.45pm Join Anthony Burton for a talk on Victorian Christmas customs and learn how Elizabeth and her family, as Unitarians, celebrated Christmas at Plymouth Grove. Seasonal refreshments...