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New Collection Store

AIM Arts Scholars Brighter Day Grant Scheme has enabled Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to create a fit for purpose reserves collection store, that is secure, accessible and will adequately protect collection items in the storage for many years to come. When the House

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Oral History project 2024

Were you involved in saving and supporting Elizabeth Gaskell’s House before it opened in 2014? Would you be willing to share your memories as part of an oral history project? As part of our 10-year anniversary celebrations, we are looking to collect

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Actresses in the tv adaptation in 1830s dress

Wives and Daughters: An exciting events programme for you in 2024

'Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.' Wives and Daughters was Elizabeth Gaskell's last, and unfinished, novel. It has been called ‘the most underrated novel in English’. The story centers on young Molly’s response

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Manchester’s Literary Garden Takes Gold in Britian in Bloom Awards

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Garden in Ardwick has won a prestigious GOLD award in this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom competition within the Small Visitor Attraction category. The restored garden at the home of the radical Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell, just one mile

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August is the Sunday of Summer

Autumn Events from Elizabeth Gaskell's House We’re enjoying the last of the summer with days out and the odd bit of sunshine, but you don’t need to look too closely to spot the signs that autumn is on its way. The blackberries

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