It was early spring 2014 when the volunteer gardeners were able to get onto the space that is now the garden at Elizabeth Gaskell's House. In the years since then the space has been transformed. National Gardening Week starts on May 2nd,...
Elizabeth Gaskell's House currently holds a Silver award for Green Tourism - we're striving for Gold - and we're rightly proud of our policy on sustainability (read our full policy here). We are always looking for ways to reduce energy usage and...
I am not able to get to the garden at present, but my fellow gardeners have been sending me photos of the plants as they flower, and I have greatly welcomed these. A photo of one particular plant in flower, a dog-rose....
As he curled round himself in his drey in the roof of a warm block of flats on Plymouth Grove, Squirrel Knutsford felt he lived a good life. Outside it was cold and snow still lay on the ground. But in his...
A group of our lovely volunteers has been cataloging all the books we have in William Gaskell's study and they have unearthed some gems! We have books from the library of Dorothy L Sayers, books signed by Charles Darwin's sister, we've found...
I visited this house again last week, my second within the year and so I was able to use my return visitor pass. The house remains a gem with... read more such knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who are able to enhance any visitor’s experience. Exhibits have been...More
Sarah P June 30, 2019
Whilst we knew of some of her books, Cranford, North and South etc., our knowledge of the author was somewhat limited so that the discovery of the wide range of... read more her literary works and social activity was a revelation and quite fascinating. Our visit was...More
bsandrs July 29, 2019
My wife and I have visited many houses which were inhabited by famous authors and this one ranks up there with the best of them. And right on our doorstep!.... read more A tidy property on the outside but when you enter you are transported back 200 years into the early 1800s. A really well presented house with many interesting things to look at & read about. However the place really comes to life when the enthusiastic & friendly staff tell you things in the different rooms. We spent approx 90 mins on our visit for a nominal entrance fee. Out
Blozz August 26, 2021
We had an extremely interesting visit to Mrs Gaskell’s house. With the help of the excellent guides it seemed possible to imagine what life would have been like there, 180... read more y
Italo11 October 7, 2021
A large early Victorian home once lived in by Elizabeth Gaskell . Only opened around five years or so ago , before that I remember walking past many a time... read more and thinking what a waste , as its been empty for a long time ....More
Peter e June 26, 2019
Enjoyed a lovely time here today with my husband and 9 month old baby (who I carried around in a sling). The house is beautifully presented and it was fascinating... read more to visit somewhere so many 19th century writers visited (Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Ruskin). The guides...More
LoveTravel678229 January 19, 2020
Open: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11.00 - 4.30pm (last entry 3pm)
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215