Visited the house with a friend in January and very much enjoyed the experience. The volunteer staff were fantastic - so knowledgeable about the Gaskells and the house itself. We... read more learnt a lot and very much enjoyed our visit. Would highly recommend it. Thank you!
Estelle D January 30, 2022
This is a wonderful house. My friend and I visited today and had a really enjoyable afternoon. Great staff and guides with such an obvious affection for their subject and... read more very friendly and welcoming. I learnt so much from them. Also a lovely tea room with excellent cake! Well worth
Jan S August 4, 2021
Such an interesting house to visit, in such an unlikely area. Beautifully restored, loads of activities!
JoannaManchester_UK February 10, 2020
Visited as part of a Literary England tour. As a literary landmark, the House is somewhat of a bust, as it has very few furnishings or writings that belonged... read more to the Gaskells. However it is a wonderfully restored Regency suburban tract house, built for the pleasure of the well-to-do, but not aristocratic client. It does give a good feeling of Gaskell's perspective when writing her novels that dealt with cities rather than small towns.
For this visitor, the highlight was the gardens that have been reconstructed with plants that were common when Gaskell was in residence (1850-1865) or which are mentioned in her writing.
tombantle October 14, 2019
Super renovated Georgian House, family home if famous Victorian novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell Very informative and f
Sophiebella2013 September 9, 2021
A beautiful house (inside and out) ten minutes from Oxford Road. The 197 passes the door and the 50 just round the corner. A lot going on - talks, recitals... read more (pre-Covid), even a second-hand book market. A veritable cultural hub. Volunteers in every room- very friendly and helpful. A first-class visitor experience.
July 27, 2021
Open: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11.00 - 4.30pm (Last admission 3pm)
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215