Opening Times

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 11-4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

N.B. The house will close for Christmas from 18 December until 2 January – reopening to the public on Wednesday 3 January 2018

Admission Charges

Adults: £5
Concessions (Senior citizens and students): £4
Children under 16: Free, when accompanied by an adult

Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Credit and debit card payments over £5 are accepted.

Our address is 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW


Contact Us on 0161 273 2215 or


Free parking is available on neighbouring streets for up to 3 hours on weekdays, unlimited at weekends. There is a NCP/Manchester Royal Infirmary carpark on Grafton Street , a short walk away. Up to 3 hours – £2.50, 3-6 hours £5 and 6-24 hours £15.

Public Transport

Bus route 197 runs along Plymouth Grove and bus stops are marked on our map above.

Click here for  the timetable.

Many other buses run along Upper Brook Street (2 mins walk), Oxford Road (5-10 mins walk) and Stockport Road.

The nearest train stations are Oxford Road Station (1.4 miles) and Manchester Piccadilly (1.2 miles).

Travel by Bike

Secure bike parking is available in the courtyard to the right of the house.

The House and Garden are fully accessible – Read the EGH Accessibility Statement

  • Lift to all floors.
  • Wheelchair and pushchair access at the side of the House.
  • Accessible toilets on each floor.
  • Limited parking space for blue badge holders. Please phone us 0161 273 2215 to reserve.

Family Friendly

Everyone is welcome at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.  Come, ring the door bell and stand on the same door step as many of Elizabeth’s famous friends. Ask one of our friendly volunteers for an exploration activity and have fun discovering what life was in a Victorian House with our activity baskets for younger visitors.

  • Fully accessible for prams and buggies.
  • Baby change facilities.
  • Breastfeeding welcome throughout the house.
  • 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.

Committed to Sustainability

The trustees, staff and volunteers at Eilzabeth Gaskell’s House  are committed to long term sustainability through the following areas;
1. Reducing our impact on the environment
2. Working with and supporting the local community
3. Welcoming all visitors and volunteers to the house through events, workshops and training opportunities.

For more information read The Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Sustainability Policy Statement

As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural and historical assets and reduce climate change. for more information on how you can make a difference please read our Responsible Visitor Charter

‘And we’ve got a house. Yes! we really have’.
Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850

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