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Victorian Photo Booth, plus meet Mrs Gaskell!

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.

Meet Mrs Gaskell and her housekeeper for an interactive visit to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Wednesday 16 August.

84 Plymouth Grove was once home to four children who played in the gardens and throughout the house. With drop in drama activities throughout the Period Rooms you can discover what it was like to live in the Gaskell household.

Families can also have fun dressing up in our Victorian photo booth and make their own Victorian Silhouette toy to take home.

Normal admission for adults (£5) – under 16s free with a £1 donation per child for tour and activities.

No need to book – just turn up!

 

Wed 16th Aug 11:00 - 15:00

Event, Family Friendly, Workshops

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.