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

Following the Government’s advice to avoid all non-essential contact we have taken the decision to close Elizabeth Gaskell’s House until further notice. Please assume your private tour booking or room hire has been cancelled/postponed unless arranged otherwise.

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House closure from 17 March

Following the Government’s advice to avoid all non-essential contact we have taken the decision to close Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to the public from Tuesday 17 March until further notice.Our highest... More News