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Read more about the stories and people behind the objects and furnishings in our collection at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.


Elizabeth’s Bedroom Update

Despite the lock-down and closure of the House we are still on track to restore Elizabeth's bedroom this year, albeit a little later than we planned. Whilst the house was closed we continued with our fundraising, and aided by donations from several...

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Ferns in the study and in the garden

A group of our lovely volunteers has been cataloging all the books we have in William Gaskell's study and they have unearthed some gems! We have books from the library of Dorothy L Sayers, books signed by Charles Darwin's sister, we've found...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 6

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We have five questions this week, as this is our final quiz. We hope you have enjoyed the quiz. The answers can all be found within our blogs and social media...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 5

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We will be posting four questions a week for six weeks, each week based on a different room or area of the House. The answers can all be found within our...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 4

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We will be posting four questions a week for six weeks, each week based on a different room or area of the House. The answers can all be found within our...

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