Four women writers

Gaskell House Blogs

Our blog post cover everything that happens at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House from the stories discovered about objects and furnishings, to family connections and past residents. You can read about the garden and the plants we grow as well as the volunteering experience we offer to our brilliant team. The majority of the posts are written by volunteers.

 


Four women writers

International Women’s Day

We're going all out to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) this year with local, national and international events (either in person or online) to mark this special day. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements

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Meet the Team – Katy

This week in our meet the team series its Katy Ellis, our Volunteer and Collections Manager. Katy was a volunteer at the House from 2015-2021, during which time she completed a MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of

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Volunteers being given a tour of the Royal Northern College of Music's collection.

Volunteer trip to Royal Northern College of Music Archives and Museum

A group of volunteers recently enjoyed a fascinating trip to RNCM’s archives and museum of historical musical instruments. Archivist and Museum Manager Heather Roberts showed us some gems from the collection relating to Meta Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell’s daughter. Meta was closely involved

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Meet the Team – Sally

Next in our 'meet the team' series is Sally Jastrzebski-Lloyd, the Director of Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Sally joined the team at Elizabeth Gaskell's House in 2017 after working for over 10 years at Marketing Lancashire. Although she has an English Literature degree,

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Meet the team – Simon

We are in the process of introducing everyone from our small staff team at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, and this week, is Simon Parkin, our cleaner. Simon started working at Elizabeth Gaskell's House just before it opened to the public in 2014 so

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