We are open Thurs, Fri and Sat from 11am to 4pm., but closed 17 Dec to early Feb 2024

Opening Hours Autumn 2023

We are normally open from 11am until 4pm each THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, from now until close of business at 4pm on Saturday 16th December .

Our 2023 Christmas merchandise is now in stock. Before you reach the shop, a beautiful Christmas tree welcomes you, with more decorations to be discovered in our courtyard gardens.

Then come into the shop for some exciting Christmas gifts, including scented candles made exclusively for the Heritage Centre, reindeer-themed tree decorations and  local Christmas cards.


You can buy a booklet showing how Elizabeth Gaskell and her family celebrated Christmas.


Away from the shop, please visit our stall during the town's Christmas market, on Saturday December 2nd, to sample our spiced apple juice, or to try your luck at our "Name the Reindeer" competition.



Our "Online Shop" never closes, so we will continue to process orders (for literature only) placed via our "Online Shop" screen.



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