NEW Gaskell Garden Trail

‘Every Plant that Peeps up is a Treasure’ wrote Elizabeth Gaskell about her garden in Manchester and this summer we are taking families out into the garden to discover these treasures for themselves with a brand new digital and paper-based trail. This new Family...

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Pergola covered in white roses at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Our Glorious Pergola is Repaired

With support from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund we have been able to carry out urgent repairs to our beautiful pergola in time for the summer. Since 2020 the traditional rustic timber poles from which the pergola is constructed have rotted...

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Lucy Powell MP visits Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to mark English Tourism Week

Lucy Powell MP has paid a house call to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to mark the start of English Tourism Week (18 to 27 March) and to find out more about the important contribution to tourism made by the Grade II* listed Regency-style...

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Forgotten Novels – The Hidden Stories of the 19th and early 20th Century

Fancy rediscovering some of the forgotten women novelists of the Victorian and Edwardian era? This new online course with Sherry Ashworth starting in September may be for you! Women’s writing was often dismissed as romantic, sensationalist and lesser than men’s writing. So...

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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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