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
bsandrs July 29, 2019
We’ve just had a fantastic visit to this wonderful historic house. I thoroughly recommend a visit!
We enjoyed having a very diverting conversation with an extremely learner member of... read more the team about Gaskell’s home life and her concern for the advancement of education and social conditions.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t get to have these kinds of conversations every day.
Thank you for your wonderful work in restoring this important piece of Manchester
Totoruth September 19, 2021
My wife and I have visited many houses which were inhabited by famous authors and this one ranks up there with the best of them. And right on our doorstep!.... read more A tidy property on the outside but when you enter you are transported back 200 years into the early 1800s. A really well presented house with many interesting things to look at & read about. However the place really comes to life when the enthusiastic & friendly staff tell you things in the different rooms. We spent approx 90 mins on our visit for a nominal entrance fee. Out
Blozz August 26, 2021
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
May 3, 2020
Had the chance to visit this lovely historic house whilst in Manchester it is well worth a visit the guide was a lovely lady with lots of knowledge about the... read more house and Elizabeth and her family each room full of history and the felt comfortable...More
Travalled August 21, 2019
It was a drizzly day in Manchester. I sent my two young adult children and their southern visitor to the museum. They returned saying that they'd had a great time:... read more they'd learnt lots of interesting things and found all the guides incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They were encouraged to play the piano at the house and ask lots of questions. (The cakes in the café got a 5-star rating too.) All three came home and started reading Mrs Gaskell.
August 19, 2021
Open: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11.00 - 4.30pm (Last admission 3pm)
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215