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
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
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 6/26/2019
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 recently visited Elizabeth Gaskell House for the first time & l was most impressed.Its not a big place but what there is has been carefully restored & is very... read more interesting to see. There is a lovely coffee shop in the basement & small gift...More
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
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84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215