Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Celebrating the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer. A hands-on experience of a Victorian middle-class house just one mile from the city centre.


This beautifully restored home has spectacular period rooms, villa garden, changing exhibitions and a Tea Room for visitors to enjoy. We host a year-round programme of talks and workshops, including our legendary second-hand book sale every second Sunday of the month.

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

What's On

Talks Programme 2020

Join us throughout 2020 for a fine line-up of literary lunch-time lectures. The Elizabeth Gaskell's House talks programme 2020 will explore the Gaskells' world, from Ruskin to revels, and Cranford... More News