Volunteering

Day in the Life of a Volunteer

I started volunteering at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House a year ago and I have loved getting to know the rich history of the Gaskell family and the House. I started volunteering because I'm interested in gender history and women’s writing, and I wanted

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A Visit to the Parsonage

On 15 July 2022 I visited the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth. The visit had been planned back in June after a visit from Anne Spiers, a volunteer at the Parsonage, to Elizabeth Gaskell's House. I was particularly excited to be given

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Volunteering – Sam and Matthew

Sam and Matthew have been volunteering at Elizabeth Gaskell's House every Wednesday afternoon during this academic year. This has been a placement organised by The Manchester College as part of their preparing for internship programme supporting young people with learning disabilities to

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Sophie’s Placement Reflections

I started at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House as a placement student whilst at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was really pleased I was placed in such a warm and welcoming place to be. The team of staff and volunteers are extremely welcoming and supportive

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Keeping Books Alive

Late in 2021, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House received a grant from the Pilgrim Trust as part of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Collections Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme. Such grants are specifically for small to medium sized museums to care for their collections

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