Elizabeth Gaskell’s House remains closed due to local restrictions but our second-hand book sale on 13 December will go ahead. See our whats-on section for details of the book sale, online talks and our blog for the latest news from the House.
Opening Times from 6 January 2021
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 11-4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Visitors must pre-book their visit – Book Here
- Timed entry
- A maximum of 5 people per time slot
- Visitors asked to wear a face mask
- One way route through House
- Tea Room open and accessed after you have toured the House
The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has demonstrated that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place.
An average visit to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House lasts approximately 2 hours with a visit to the Tea Room. If you are looking for a longer day out take a look at other attractions and museums nearby
Concessions (Senior citizens and students): £4.50
Children under 16: Free, when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase – visitors must show their ticket when visiting.
Credit and debit card payments/contact less payments are accepted and encouraged.
Our address is 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
Contact Us on 0161 273 2215 or email@example.com
Free parking is available on neighbouring streets for up to 3 hours on weekdays, unlimited at weekends. There is a NCP/Manchester Royal Infirmary carpark on Grafton Street , a short walk away. Up to 3 hours – £2.50, 3-6 hours £5 and 6-24 hours £15.
Bus route 197 runs along Plymouth Grove and bus stops are marked on our map above.
Many other buses run along Upper Brook Street (2 mins walk), Oxford Road (5-10 mins walk) and Stockport Road.
The nearest train stations are Oxford Road Station (1.4 miles) and Manchester Piccadilly (1.2 miles).
Travel by Bike
Secure bike parking is available in the courtyard to the right of the house.
If you are visiting Manchester and want to travel by Bike – contact manchesterbikehire.co.uk
The House and Garden are fully accessible
- Lift to all floors.
- Wheelchair and pushchair access at the side of the House.
- Accessible toilets on each floor.
- Limited parking space for blue badge holders. Please phone us 0161 273 2215 to reserve.
Everyone is welcome at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Come, ring the door bell and stand on the same door step as many of Elizabeth’s famous friends. Ask one of our friendly volunteers for a Children’s Trail (led by Cranford, Elizabeth’s Cat) and have fun discovering what life was in a Victorian House with our activity baskets for younger visitors.
- Children’s Trail
- Fully accessible for prams and buggies.
- Baby change facilities.
- Breastfeeding welcome throughout the house.
- Our Tea Room has snacks and drinks available for younger visitors.
- Limited Space for Buggy Parking
- Check our What’s On page for family friendly activities.
Information on Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in other languages
We are currently working on translating our information on the House into different languages. Currently we can offer information in the following languages (A PDF can be downloaded via the link);
Committed to Sustainability
The trustees, staff and volunteers at Eilzabeth Gaskell’s House are committed to long term sustainability through the following areas;
1. Reducing our impact on the environment
2. Working with and supporting the local community
3. Welcoming all visitors and volunteers to the house through events, workshops and training opportunities.
For more information read The Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Sustainability Policy Statement
As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural and historical assets and reduce climate change. for more information on how you can make a difference please read our Responsible Visitor Charter
‘And we’ve got a house. Yes! we really have’.
Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850