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

We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system and are unable to answer calls. Please email enquiries@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk if your call is urgent.

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Volunteer Team have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The achievements and dedication of the volunteer team at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester have been acknowledged with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group... More News