Our visit coincided with the sale of secondhand books which takes place every other Sunday, so there was lots to see & do. All the volunteers really know their stuff,... read more and I felt I learned a lot.
Karina C 1/21/2020
My daughter and I visited the house on Sunday. The rooms are nicely laid out with period pieces and the volunteers were so helpful and knowledgeable. There is an excellent... read more interactive map which points out places of interest known to the Gaskell family. The garden...More
I only found out about this place because of the second hand book sale they have in the basement but we had a really nice visit. Its only a small... read more home/museum but it is beautiful to look at and there is plenty of information and...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
I had a pleasure to visit the Elizabeth Gaskell's House on my short trip to the northern England few weeks ago. As I wanted to catch a break from the... read more noise of the city, I decided to take a walk to the outskirts of Manchester....More
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
Open: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11.00 - 4.30pm
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215