Exploring the well-being impact of online events

6th April 2021
in news

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage are working in partnership on a new research project which hopes to investigate the impact of taking part in online heritage activities on individual’s wellbeing.

The main aim of this research is to explore the role digital heritage can play in creating healthier and happier societies. 

We would be very grateful if you would help us evaluate the wellbeing impact of the online activities hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell’s House by taking part in this study. All participants must be aged over 18.

It is super quick and easy to take part. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Complete a short online survey before attending our online activities – this can be anything from attending an online talk or a guided tour – this will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation
  2. Attend an online activity hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – see our whats on pages for a full list
  3. Fill in a second survey after the activity has ended/you have finished your visit. This will be emailed to you after the event.

We welcome repeat participation, so if you are attending more than one event hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, please do consider filling in the surveys each time you attend!

We will not share any personal data collected in this study with any third parties and all responses will be anonymised. The findings of this project may be used to help Elizabeth Gaskell’s House secure additional funding in the future.

If you would like to find out more about this research, please contact

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

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863