Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is the former home of the famous author and her family. Her novels include Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, Ruth and Wives and Daughters and are enjoyed on television, stage and radio.


This beautifully restored home has spectacular period rooms, villa garden and a tea room for visitors to enjoy. We host a year-round programme of special events and activities and our much loved book shop sells a range of new and second hand books.

OPENING TIMES : Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11.00am – 4.30pm

The telephone system at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is currently out of order until Friday 15 June. If you need to contact the House urgently please call 07587 195636.

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Household Commotion – A New Exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

A new servants exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House opens this month, featuring a previously unseen letter discovered during the restoration work. Household Commotion’: Elizabeth Gaskell and the ‘awful treasure’ of... More News