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Online Tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Using 360-degree photography our expert guides will bring Manchester’s literary heritage to life via an online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

You can learn about Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing, family life and famous guests. Discover the Morning Room, Study, Drawing and Dining Rooms and recently restored Bedroom. Find out how Elizabeth’s husband, William, supported her and how her life in Manchester influenced the famous books she wrote.

Then enjoy learning about the celebrated guests who visited the House, including the notoriously shy Charlotte Brontë, and the tumultuous relationship Elizabeth had with her publisher Charles Dickens. Your tour guide will also share the story of the House restoration including why certain furnishing and decor was chosen.

This tour is a must for literary fans!

Audience Feedback

Don’t just take our word for it, this is what online visitors have said:

‘We were very impressed with the guides’ knowledge of Elizabeth and her family which brought the house to life. 

‘Very informative tour. I live abroad, so this was a great opportunity!’

‘A fabulous experience which has stimulated my research’

‘Wonderful personal details’

‘Makes one want to visit’


This interactive room by room tour will last approx. 1 hour and is limited to 20 people to give time for questions.

£10 per booking.

Next tour: Thursday 8 February 2024, 7-8pm

Everyone who books will also get a code to get a 10% discount on items purchased in the online shop.

Zoom links will be sent on your e-ticket. Please double check your email is correct when you book.

If your group would like to book a private tour click this link for more information.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the House. If you would like to support the House with an additional donation you can do so via this link.

7pm - 8pm

Talk

Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864