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

New Collection Store

AIM Arts Scholars Brighter Day Grant Scheme has enabled Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to create a fit for purpose reserves collection store, that is secure, accessible and will adequately protect collection items in the storage for many years to come. When the House

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Elizabeth, William and the gift of poetry at Christmas…

One of our most precious items in Elizabeth Gaskell's House is the Keats poetry book (pictured open, on the left in the photo above) given as a gift, fondly inscribed by William to Elizabeth on December 25th 1854. The book was sold

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Water Damage at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Unfortunately the House was victim to the storms that hit the country earlier this month, and the staff office and William's Study were affected by water damage over the weekend of the 8 and 9 July. Rain-related problems at the House always

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The Charm of Cataloguing

Having been given the privilege to catalogue pieces stored in the attic of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, many items caught my attention. These items have all been donated to the House and, although not originally owned by the family, they are all items

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What’s in the attic? Pope Joan

Currently a small group of volunteers lead by Katy (the House Assistant) are listing the items in the attic as part of the work being undertaken to reach the standards required for museum accreditation. I recently came across a circular board with

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