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

Volunteering

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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Searching For Saffron: souvenirs of a joyous trip to Rome

I have visited Italy several times and of course a highlight is always wonderful food. Usual attempts to recreate memorable meals at home often don’t quite work, but last year, thanks to an Italian friend, I made a discovery that may help

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Rome 1857 & 2023

'We are really truly coming to Rome!!!!!!....I don’t believe it. It is a dream! I shall never believe it, and shall have to keep pinching myself!' So wrote Elizabeth Gaskell to her friend Mrs Story in February 1857. Elizabeth did indeed travel

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Volunteering Placement

I started volunteering at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House towards the end of February, undertaking my placement here as part of the completion of my Master’s degree, at MMU. Whilst studying Public History and Heritage, my volunteering at Elizabeth Gaskell's House has helped me

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‘Buzzing with chat and laughter’ The wedding experience for volunteers

'I have got the very prettiest bonnet for the occasion that ever was, and cannot help trying it on every time I go into my room' Elizabeth Gaskell writing to her friend Harriet Carr before her wedding in August 1832. When I

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