Working with Ed Lab at MMU

10th January 2018
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At the end of 2017 we began working with a group of students from the EdLab (School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies) at Manchester Metropolitan University in order to  develop the houses’s resources and activities for when children visit with their families, or on school trips.

We asked the students to develop  a number of resources including self-guided activities that will engage children and their families and help them to learn about the house, Elizabeth’s literature and Victorian Manchester. We are also very keen to develop online activities to be hosted through the organisation’s website.

We will keep everyone updated on this project as it progresses but in the meantime you can read about the project via this blog – and one of the students own blogs –

Find out more about bringing a school group to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Thank you to Dr Juliette Wilson-Thomas, EdLab Developer and Lecturer in Early Years and Childhood Studies at MMU

The guides brought the home alive. It was inspiring to hear about this woman and extraordinary family

Visitor to the House in 2021