Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 11:00 to 15:00

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is throwing open its doors this summer to the world of the Victorian children at play. Every Wednesday in the summer holidays, a range of activities will take visitors back in time to when the Gaskell’s daughters would have played in the House.

Roll up for juggling fun and games with Circus House at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on Wednesday 2 August.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30

Experience chills and chuckles in abundance for this family friendly show, Penny Dreadful, Or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!, at Elizabeth Gaskell House on Wednesday 9 August by Don't go into the Cellar Theatre.

This original one-woman show stars Sweeney Todd's partner in crime, Mrs Lovett. Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era's penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for all the family.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00

On the second Sunday every month there is a second hand book sale in the house.

We always have new and second hand books for sale in our tearoom, but this is a chance to come and browse a wider selection.

The selection includes a variety of fiction, art, gardening, photography, classics, OS maps, biographies, history and much more.


Book donations welcome.

All proceeds to the Manchester Historic Buildings Trust.