Academic journal article The Gaskell Journal

Elizabeth Gaskell's House: 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester

Academic journal article The Gaskell Journal

Elizabeth Gaskell's House: 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester

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Last year marked the first full year in which this beautiful house was open to the public. We had many compliments from visitors, and it was gratifying that some of them had travelled a considerable distance; they came from places such as the USA, Japan, South Africa and New Zealand, as well as from all over Europe and every part of Britain. We had group visits from schools and from organisations such as the WI, U3A, local history societies, reading groups and so on. We opened up for Heritage Open Days and hosted events such as concerts, talks and dramatic performances. A reading group and a creative writing group now meet monthly, as well as a sewing bee, and we have even been nominated as the country's most attractive polling station. You can find out more about what is going on at the house's website: www.elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk.

Reviews on TripAdvisor have been very positive and include the following comments:

'An incredibly important building [...] which will take your breath away. It isn't a typical "museum-style" atmosphere but a real home, and I'm sure Elizabeth Gaskell would have loved to have seen the public enjoy her home like this.'

'Having driven past this sadly neglected piece of heritage for decades I was delighted to see that it has been brought back to its former life so sympathetically. …

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