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Book Restoration Project gets started with AIM Collections Care Grant

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is to received funding from the Pilgrim Trust as part of the AIM Collections Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme to repair eight books from its collection. This project seeks to repair several important books in the collection which currently cannot...

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AIM Biffa Award to support new exhibition areas at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is delighted to announce that they have secured just over £39,000 of funding from AIM Biffa Award, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund, which will fund a new exhibition to show how Elizabeth Gaskell’s work is still relevant...

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Halloween Half Term Family Fun

At a time of year when cats come into their own, there is a lot of feline focused fun to be had at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House during October Half Term  (Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday). It’s also the purrfect place for a...

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A Message from Dame Judi Dench

PRESS RELEASE                                                     A love affair with Cranford Patron of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Dame Judi Dench, has shared memories of her appearance in the BBC adaption of Cranford creating a delightful introduction to the literacy house’s exhibition A Love Affair with Cranford.  The...

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Save The Honresfeld Library

The news is exciting that the fabled Honresfeld Library has emerged from myth and obscurity to reveal its extraordinary treasures.  But without immediate government intervention in the public interest a national collection hidden for 100 years will soon be scattered piecemeal across the...

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