While re-reading Carolyn Lambert’s book The Meaning of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Fiction (2013), I noticed a sentence that had previously escaped my attention which began: ‘William had bookshelves built to his own design’ (p. 34). As you can imagine I was...
My grand plan was to feature Mrs Linnaeus Banks as the fourth Manchester woman writer in our Lockdown 2.0 series but I'm over-excited to find out that Richmal Crompton was born and brought up in Bury! I've moved Mrs Linnaeus Banks into...
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...
Sheila Mary Delaney was born on 25 November 1938 and was brought up in Salford, the proud granddaughter of Irish emigrants, which is perhaps one of the reasons why she changed the spelling of her first name to Shelagh in her teens,...
A group of Elizabeth Gaskell House volunteers and trustees were lucky enough to be treated to a Zoom talk by Reverend Cody Coyne, the current minister at Cross Street Chapel, during the second lockdown. Cross Street Chapel was founded in 1694 as...
A large early Victorian home once lived in by Elizabeth Gaskell . Only opened around five years or so ago , before that I remember walking past many a time... read more and thinking what a waste , as its been empty for a long time ....More
Peter e 6/26/2019
Realy enjoyed my first visit to Elizabeth Gaskells House. Will be going again when lm in Manchester. The volunterrs were so helpfull and friendly.
Christine S 7/11/2019
I only found out about this place because of the second hand book sale they have in the basement but we had a really nice visit. Its only a small... read more home/museum but it is beautiful to look at and there is plenty of information and...More
Visited as part of a Literary England tour. As a literary landmark, the House is somewhat of a bust, as it has very few furnishings or writings that belonged... read more to the Gaskells. However it is a wonderfully restored Regency suburban tract house, built for the...More
Whilst we knew of some of her books, Cranford, North and South etc., our knowledge of the author was somewhat limited so that the discovery of the wide range of... read more her literary works and social activity was a revelation and quite fascinating. Our visit was...More
Our visit coincided with the sale of secondhand books which takes place every other Sunday, so there was lots to see & do. All the volunteers really know their stuff,... read more and I felt I learned a lot.
Karina C 1/21/2020
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