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Lunch-time Talk: Victorian Christmas Games

Forfeits…Snap Apple…Musical Fright: just a selection of the curious Christmas games played around the Victorian fireside during the festive season!

Join Anthony Burton as he discusses weird and wonderful Victorian Christmas parlour games – with the chance for visitors to join in the fun.

Treat yourself to a mince pie and a warming mulled wine in our cosy Tea Room too!


Included in House entry 



Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the House. If you would like to support the house with an additional donation you can do so by making a donation at the House, by joining the Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House or by making an online donation via this link.


8th Dec 2019

1pm - 1.45pm


a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

Charlotte Brontë, on visiting 84 Plymouth Grove