Become a Friend of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

You can help support Elizabeth Gaskell’s House by joining our Friends Group.

The Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has been supporting the rescue and restoration of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House since 2014, and continues to play a vital role in supporting the house. By becoming a Friend, you will be contributing towards the preservation of this important Manchester Literary Treasure for future generations to enjoy. You will also become a member of Manchester Historic Buildings Trust, the charity that runs the house, and be eligible to vote for key house decisions at our AGM each year.

You can join the Friends for a minimum of £10 per year, and all proceeds go towards preserving the house and making sure more people can experience the House and learn about the life and works of one of the UK’s most important Victorian writers.

Sign up to become a Friend online

As a Friend of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, you will receive;
• Regular newsletters with news from the House
• Priority notice of special events at the House
• Invitations to exhibition preview evenings and events at the House 
• Opportunities to support special projects and to sponsor items
• Other opportunities to support Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to ensure it continues to thrive.

The friends are members of the Manchester Historic Buildings Trust and are invited to the annual AGM.

Please consider joining The Friends of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and becoming part of an enthusiastic group of people who are passionate about preserving one of Manchester’s Literary Treasures.
You can join the Friends for a minimum contribution of £10 per year
(£5 students/unwaged)

You can become join our Friends scheme online by clicking here, or you can download the application form below and return it to us by post.

EGH Friends Application form

Or contact

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 and garden. If you would like to support the house with an additional donation you can do so via this link.

We've got a certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.