Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Celebrating the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer.  A restored 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.
Pre-booking essential.

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

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House remains closed due to lockdown restrictions.
See the what’s on section for details of our 2021 online talks programme.

What's On

What’s your Story? Calling young writers 7-16 year olds

The Portico Sadie Massey Awards are accepting entries for this year's Reading and Writing Competitions, open to ages seven to sixteen. The writing competition asks What's Your Story? In keeping with this theme,... More News