An Exciting Online Adventure

24th November 2020
in news

If like Elizabeth herself you ‘must do some shopping‘ then we invite you take a look at our new online shop which opens this week on the museumshop website.

Those who have had the opportunity to visit the House in person will know that we sell a delightful selection of gifts, celebrating the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell and her family from our shop in the Tea Room. Making our gifts and souvenirs available online, is something that we have wanted to do for quite some time, and with our doors sadly closed so much over this year, we decided that now was a great opportunity to join the virtual high street and open our very own online shop.

To make this adventure come to life, we have partnered with MuseumShops, a website dedicated to supporting museums and cultural venues and by taking their gift shops to a wider audience. MuseumShops is an easy to navigate site which makes each visitor’s shopping experience, smooth and enjoyable from browsing to checkout.

The Elizabeth Gaskell’s House shop offers a variety of gifts, from exclusively designed greeting cards, cotton tea towels and tote bags, and even Elizabeth herself, in the form of a charming, hanging decoration. We also hope to continue developing our gift range, so please do keep an eye out for new and exciting products, joining the collection.

We are officially launching our online shop this weekend to coincide with #MuseumShopSunday. If you have not heard about #MuseumShopSunday before, the day is simply a celebration of Museum gift shops and a great opportunity for people to support their favourite cultural attractions.

This is a really exciting adventure for the House, and one that we only hope will continue to flourish. We hope that our online shop gives literature lovers out there, another avenue to take some enjoyment from the wonderful world of Elizabeth Gaskell, her family and her friends.

All profits made from every item sold will also go towards supporting the running of the House and keeping this literary gem alive.

We hope you join us on the adventure and give the shop a visit.

I'm afraid we must do some shopping

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863