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
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
Realy enjoyed my first visit to Elizabeth Gaskells House. Will be going again when lm in Manchester. The volunterrs were so helpfull and friendly.
Christine S 7/11/2019
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
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
Ita a hidden jewel in Manchester, I saw it before restoration and now its so shiny and full of activities, movie screenings and heart of local community
Open: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11.00 - 4.30pm
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215