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...More
tombantle October 13, 2019
Finally found the time to visit Elizabeth Gaskell’s House with my mum and step-dad and it was well worth it! The House doesn’t look very big from the outside... read more but you can easily spend a couple of very interesting hours there. The rooms have been...More
Fabarella October 12, 2019
I only found out about this place because of the second hand book sale they have in the basement but we had a really nice visit. Its only a small... read more home/museum but it is beautiful to look at and there is plenty of information and...More
kirsteenadele June 24, 2019
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
blackiespotbn3 February 11, 2020
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.
NicFBlogger October 5, 2020
Despite arriving at 3 pm, and the signboard outside saying open until 4:30 pm, as did the website, we were told they had just closed. It’s not until you get... read more outside that you see the sign saying “booking essential“, this is not the place for a casual passerby to call in. While we understand the need for safety procedures, there is little point in a signboard saying museum open if it isn’t.
July 29, 2021
Open: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11.00 - 4.30pm
84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215