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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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A Love Affair with Cranford

New exhibition opening at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House 19 May 2021 – 30 April 2022 Visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House will not only find the Grade II* listed Regency-style villa to explore when it reopens on Wednesday 19 May, but also a brand...

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And so, to bed…Victorian author’s bedroom unveiled at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

A new part of the visitor experience from 19 May 2021 The reopening of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester on Wednesday 19 May 2021 will be an extra special occasion because it will coincide with the first public reveal of Elizabeth Gaskell’s...

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Exploring the well-being impact of online events

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage are working in partnership on a new research project which hopes to investigate the impact of taking part in online heritage activities on individual’s...

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