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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.

From the Morning Room and Study, to the Drawing and Dining Rooms, you’ll learn about Elizabeth’s family life; how William, her husband, supported her and how her life in Manchester influenced the books she wrote and made her famous throughout the world.

Find out about the people who visited the House, including the notoriously shy Charlotte Bronte, and the tumultuous relationship Elizabeth had with her publisher Charles Dickens. Your tour will also include stories about how the House was restored and why certain furnishing and decor was chosen.

This tour is a must for literary fans! But don’t just take our word for it, this is what 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.

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 here 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.

21st Oct 2021

7pm - 8pm

Mr Thornton is coming to tea

North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell