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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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Voluntary Membership Secretary Role

The Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has been supporting the rescue and restoration of the House since before it was acquired by MHBT in 2004. We continue to play an active and vital role in raising money to maintain and develop the...

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Manchester’s Literary Garden Honoured with Britain In Bloom Award

Press Release Date: 6 November 2019 Manchester’s Literary Garden Honoured with Britain In Bloom Award Elizabeth Gaskell’s House garden in Ardwick has won a prestigious Silver Gilt award in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom competition within the Small Visitor Attraction category....

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Summer Holiday Fun

It’s all about nature at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House this summer as Manchester’s favourite literary house throws open its doors to a celebration of John Ruskin and his love of the natural world. Cloud spotting, weaving, sketching and crafting are all on offer...

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Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

“My Dear Mr Ruskin….” Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal, John Ruskin and the Gaskell family opens on 18 July 2019 at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, exploring the friendship between The Gaskell family and John Ruskin in a new year-long exhibition as part of The...

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