BBC North West Inside Out features Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

30th September 2014
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We were thrilled to be featured on the BBC’s Inside Out North West programme last night.

For those who missed the episode you can view it on BBC I-Player for 6 more days.

The programme included an interview with Janet Allen, Chair of Manchester Historic Buildings Trust, which is responsible for the amazing renovation of the house.

John Williams, Project Manager, shows viewers around the house, which gives a flavour of what visitors can expect.

It also featured Professor Helen Rees Leahy, Curatorial Consultant on the project, visiting John Rylands Library in Manchester, where some rare surviving manuscripts from Elizabeth Gaskell are housed.

Since filming there have been many finishing touches added to the interior of the house, including wonderfully vibrant curtains in all the rooms. We hope this programme has inspired you to visit!

The guides brought the home alive. It was inspiring to hear about this woman and extraordinary family

Visitor to the House in 2021