The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

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Online Tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Thursday 9 November, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT


Using 360-degree photography, expert guides will bring Manchester’s literary heritage to life via an online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

From the Morning Room and Study, to the Drawing and Dining Rooms, you’ll learn about Elizabeth’s family life; how William, her husband, supported her, and how her life in Manchester influenced the books she wrote which made her famous throughout the world.

Find out about the people who visited the House, including the notoriously shy Charlotte Brontë, and the tumultuous relationship Elizabeth had with her publisher Charles Dickens. Your tour will also include stories about how the House was restored and why certain furnishing and decor was chosen.

This tour is a must for literary fans!