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Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW England
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NicolaF wrote a review Oct 2020
Merseyside49 contributions40 helpful votes
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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. 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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Responded Nov 2, 2020
thank you so much for the review of your visit!
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Magdalena H wrote a review May 2020
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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
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Responded Jul 27, 2020
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Michael N wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom2,986 contributions240 helpful votes
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Have been past this house many times but have never visited. Now that we have joined Historic Houses then it is free to visit. Went on International Womens' Day as there was talk about female writers which was quite interesting. House itself has lots of interesting information and you can learn a lot about Elizabeth and her family and also others like John Ruskin. Room guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. Tea room had a very limited selection available and some items quite expensive. Lots of secondhand books for sale (very disorganised display) but generally quite expensive (3 to 6 times most outlets) when compared to charity shops or even National Trust properties.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for the feedback on your visit.
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blackiespotbn3 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom9 contributions
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 lived there
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Responded Feb 12, 2020
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Lynne M wrote a review Feb 2020
Lancaster District, United Kingdom39 contributions25 helpful votes
Went with my daughter on a very wet and windy day, so unusually quiet. The house is beautiful and being sensitively restored. The welcome and warmth from the knowledgeable guides more than compensated for the weather outside. We, especially my daughter, enjoyed the book sale and our only regret was not having some of the lovely homemade cake! I would love to go back, especially to some of the very interesting workshops and events. And we are inspired to extend our reading of Mrs Gaskell! Highly recommended. (If you like Korean food, pop round the corner to Seoul Kimchi, great food and value)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for your lovely feedback and comments! (and for visiting on such an awful day) Don't forget your ticket is valid for 12 months - so do visit again and sample the cake.
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