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Teacher Open Evening

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House & The CoachHouse are delighted to welcome teachers to an open evening to introduce the new learning programme and teaching facilities at the House.

Drop in between 4-6pm and our friendly staff and volunteers will show you around the house and facilities, followed by refreshments in the Tea Room.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Plymouth Grove was the home of one of Manchester’s most famous writer of the Victorian age. She wrote about the state of the city during its industrial rise into the fractured powerhouse it became. She is best known for her novels such as Cranford and North and South. Her house has been lovingly restored and is open to the public three days a week, for private tours, room hire and school groups.

What we do for schools;

  • Our learning programme welcomes school groups of all ages – see our website or come to the open evening to find out more
  • The recently renovated CoachHouse rooms host lectures in conjunction with The University of Manchester
  • We host a Homework Club on a Wednesday afternoon for GCSE and A Level students
  • Hands-on experience in our restored Victorian period rooms – the majority of the furniture and objects can be touched and used
  • Period costumes available for students (and staff) to try on
  • A unique learning venue – push the boundaries of learning by holding a science class in our gardens or a maths class in the Servants’ Hall?

This open evening will give you the opportunity to talk to staff and volunteers about what we can offer your school.  Or you can just come and have a look at one of Manchester’s few Historic Houses that celebrates our fantastic literary history.

Please RSVP Gillian Tomlinson on 07549547119 or email gillian.tomlinson@coachhouse.org.uk


28th Jun 2018

4pm - 6pm

New cooks always want their own peculiar little odds & ends for cookery

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863