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House closure from 17 March

Following the Government’s advice to avoid all non-essential contact we have taken the decision to close Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to the public from Tuesday 17 March until further notice.Our highest priority is to safeguard the welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors,...

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Covid-19 virus

With the growing concern surrounding the Covid-19 virus, we’d like to reassure all our visitors that we are following guidelines issued by Public Health England, the NHS and the government. We are keeping a close eye on how the situation develops, and...

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Launch to recreate Elizabeth’s Bedroom

PRESS RELEASE 2 March 2020 www.givey.com/manchesterhistoricbuildingstrust Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is about to embark on a new chapter, as it launches a campaign to re-create Elizabeth’s bedroom as it would have been when the property was her much-loved home.  To make this vision...

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Talks Programme 2020

Join us throughout 2020 for a fine line-up of literary lunch-time lectures. The Elizabeth Gaskell's House talks programme 2020 will explore the Gaskells' world, from Ruskin to revels, and Cranford to Crimea, with a lively mix of speakers to entertain and inform....

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Help us to re-imagine Elizabeth’s Bedroom

As many will know it has always been our ambition to restore Elizabeth's bedroom and we are excited to announce that plans are now in progress to make this happen. The room that was previously the exhibition room has now been cleared,...

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