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blog : Volunteer trip to Royal Northern College of Music Archives and Museum

A group of volunteers recently enjoyed a fascinating trip to RNCM’s archives and museum of historical musical instruments. Archivist and Museum Manager Heather Roberts showed us some gems from the collection relating to Meta Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell’s daughter. Meta was closely involved in what was originally the Royal Manchester Music College from its inception. In the record book of subscribers to set up the college in 1892, the very first slip reveals Meta’s signature and record of her

blogsNnews : Summer at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Rain or shine, indoor or outdoor, we have a summer of trails and games for all the family when you visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. The perfect day out for all ages. Enjoy some family time to relax and unwind Take some time to relax in the beautiful Victorian garden of one of our greatest novelists. Spend some time with the kids to explore our historic garden on the garden trail by scanning the QR codes to learn fun facts, play

news : May Half-Term at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Bring the kids along for creative craft this May - June half-term inspired by Victorian peg dolls at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Make your own peg doll character to take home using felt, paper and pens – and the best bit is that there’s no mess to clear up! Visit the House with lots of hands-on activities and dressing up. A brand new exhibition A Tale of Manchester Life – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester looks at Elizabeth’s life and work