Family Friendly

Elizabeth Gaskell lived here with her family and our aim is to recreate this family atmosphere. In our Period Rooms all visitors are invited to touch and sit, discovering what life was like for the Gaskells. We also have activity baskets designed for our younger visitors in each room and a Pattern Trail for you to explore.

Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Fully accessible. Baby change facilities. Breastfeeding welcome throughout. Our Tea Room has snacks and drinks available for younger visitors. Limited space for buggy parking.

Check our What's On page for family friendly activities.