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We believed it was fun to do the trip. Obviously, guide lives and breathes history. He was very knowledgeable and lively and we discovered the trip very stimulating! We'd strongly... read more suggest this!
Elizabeth Gaskell's house would be lovely to live in ! It has a real feel to it and really preserves what it woould have been like when Mrs Gaskell herself... read more lived there
A few weeks ago I visited with 3 family members on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The house is easy to find by car and there was free parking right outside.... read more With regards to inside, the house is a wonderful tribute to the past, and to the Gaskell family. Beautifully maintained; it's like stepping back into the past and Mrs Gaskell herself could be writing in the next room. The guides were all so lovely and helpful. Sometimes when you visiting museums, the atmosphere is a little stuffy and uncomfortable but this is absolutely not the case here. I enjoyed viewing the rooms and listening to the stories about times gone by and famous literary visitors to the property. The Ruskin exhibition in an upstairs room is wonderful and I can't wait to return to visit the bedroom that is currently being refurbished. Downstairs is the second hand book sale and lovely tea room/gift shop. Lovely and clean and all COVID rules being followed. It was a lovely visit and the house is a little gem just a stone's throw from the bustle of Manchester city centre. Tickets last for 12 months so I hope to return next year. Well done to all involved in the upkeep of the house.
What an amazingly well-preserved, restored, and clean place to visit. Highly recommended, either for a tea, or while away an afternoon, with a friend.
The volunteers were courteous, friendly, and... read more they displayed a welcome which showed in their attitude of service.