Over the last few months, a team of our lovely volunteers has been cataloguing all the books we have in the House, and particularly those in William's study. Now this rather huge job is done, they have been identifying the gaps in...
Hello, I’m George Parker-Conway, I’m an artist based in Manchester. I have been doing some work experience with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online via Zoom facilitated by Venture Arts. I have found having sessions with Sally at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House for the past...
Why buy Donne? A number of “new” 19th Century volumes have recently been bought to add to the collection of books at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Over the years of restoration, books have been bought and donated to try to reflect the collection...
In February 1855, Elizabeth Gaskell was in Paris with Meta, and staying with her friend Mary Mohl. It wasn't only a social visit - she writes to Marianne 'Monday I had to go to Mme Scheffer's to see her about business (;)...
As a wedding coordinator, you might expect me to be a hopeless romantic, and you’d be exactly right! I love all things wedding, I’m captivated by a good love story and I love nothing more than listening to how couples met and...
Visited as part of a Literary England tour. As a literary landmark, the House is somewhat of a bust, as it has very few furnishings or writings that belonged... read more to the Gaskells. However it is a wonderfully restored Regency suburban tract house, built for the...More
Had the chance to visit this lovely historic house whilst in Manchester it is well worth a visit the guide was a lovely lady with lots of knowledge about the... read more house and Elizabeth and her family each room full of history and the felt comfortable...More
Have been past this house many times but have never visited. Now that we have joined Historic Houses then it is free to visit.
Went on International Womens' Day... read more as there was talk about female writers which was quite interesting.
House itself has lots of interesting information and you can learn a lot about Elizabeth and her family and also others like John Ruskin.
Room guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Tea room had a very limited selection available and some items quite expensive.
Lots of secondhand books for sale (very disorganised display) but generally quite expensive (3 to 6 times most outlets) when compared to charity shops or even National Trust properties.
Michael N 3/08/2020
Finally found the time to visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House with my mum and step-dad and it was well worth it! The House doesn’t look very big from the outside... read more but you can easily spend a couple of very interesting hours there. The rooms have been...More
Ita a hidden jewel in Manchester, I saw it before restoration and now its so shiny and full of activities, movie screenings and heart of local community
Such an interesting house to visit, in such an unlikely area. Beautifully restored, loads of activities!
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84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
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