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

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to Celebrate Ruskin’s Legacy with support from National Lottery Funding

“My Dear Mr Ruskin….” Friendship, Inspiration and Scandal, John Ruskin and the Gaskell family will open in July 2019 at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, exploring the friendship between The Gaskell family... More News