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Household Commotion: Domestic Management at Plymouth Grove

Opening at Easter this new exhibition will focus on the servants at 84 Plymouth Grove.

Led by the Elizabeth Gaskell House Research volunteers this new exhibition will look in detail at some of the individual servants that worked for the Gaskell family including Hearn, Elizabeth’s faithful housekeeper and Will Preston, the outdoor servant from Cumbria, who’s letter was found during the renovations of the house.

The exhibition will also look at the role of servants within Victorian Manchester and the ‘servants’ problem’ shared by Elizabeth’s contemporaries.

There will also be a variety of events and talks throughout 2018 linked to this new exhibition and Will Preston’s letter.

Included in admission.

Tue 1st May -
Mon 31st Dec ALL DAY


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