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Learn to be a house servant in the beautifully restored home of Manchester’s most famous writer.
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Servant School at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

29 May 2019 to 29 May 2019Visit website

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is the Grade II* listed home of Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell and her now-classic novels, inspired by industrial Manchester as she knew it, include North and South, Wives and Daughters, Ruth and Cranford. Open every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 11am-4.30pm, Children and adults can discover what life was like in a Victorian House. Ring the servants’ bell, dress up in Victorian clothes, write at Elizabeth’s desk and make your-self at home – most of the furniture and objects can be touched and used!
  • Dressing up for all ages
  • Activity baskets in every room
  • Cranford the Cat family trail
  • Fully accessible for prams and buggies - lifts to all floors
  • Baby change facilities
  • Breastfeeding welcome
  • The Tea Room has snacks and drinks on sale
  • Right next to Swinton Grove Park and play area
  • Story & Play session every second Wednesday for under-fives

Tickets £4/£5 (under 16s free) £1 for craft activities – every Wednesday of school holidays. No need to book.  Tea Room open serving a selection of drinks and cakes.
Just 5 minutes from Oxford Road, the Whitworth Art Gallery and Pankhurst Centre.
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