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Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A unique and Historic house

Had the chance to visit this lovely historic house whilst in Manchester it is well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Glory of time

We believed it was fun to do the trip. Obviously, guide lives and breathes history. He was very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Elizabeth Gaskell's House in Manchester was the home of the famous author and her family. Her novels include Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, Ruth and Wives and Daughters and are enjoyed on television, stage and radio. This beautifully...more
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84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the chance to visit this lovely historic house whilst in Manchester it is well worth a visit the guide was a lovely lady with lots of knowledge about the house and Elizabeth and her family each room full of history and the felt comfortable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 suggest this!

Date of experience: March 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Whilst we knew of some of her books, Cranford, North and South etc., our knowledge of the author was somewhat limited so that the discovery of the wide range of her literary works and social activity was a revelation and quite fascinating. Our visit was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback!

Reviewed July 21, 2019

I had a pleasure to visit the Elizabeth Gaskell's House on my short trip to the northern England few weeks ago. As I wanted to catch a break from the noise of the city, I decided to take a walk to the outskirts of Manchester....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thank you for such a lovely review of your visit. Our baby boudoir grand piano can be played by anyone visiting but you were luck to hear someone so talented play!

Reviewed July 11, 2019

It was a treat to visit this Victorian house, and gain a sense of the serious writing and philosophising that must have taken place in the lovely rooms. Although there is very little left of the original furniture and fittings, the settings and the information...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you for the lovely feedback.

Reviewed July 11, 2019

Realy enjoyed my first visit to Elizabeth Gaskells House. Will be going again when lm in Manchester. The volunterrs were so helpfull and friendly.

Date of experience: July 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you to the House again soon.

Reviewed June 30, 2019

I visited this house again last week, my second within the year and so I was able to use my return visitor pass. The house remains a gem with such knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who are able to enhance any visitor’s experience. Exhibits have been...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the comments. It was lovely we could welcome you to the House again. Hope to see you again once the new exhibition opens (18 July). Thank you

Reviewed June 26, 2019

A large early Victorian home once lived in by Elizabeth Gaskell . Only opened around five years or so ago , before that I remember walking past many a time and thinking what a waste , as its been empty for a long time ....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback.

Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

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 home/museum but it is beautiful to look at and there is plenty of information and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thank you for the review. Our second-hand book shop is held every second-Sunday of the month and we always have new stock! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 24, 2019

The building is being renovated room by room. The ground floor rooms are complete, but currently there are no restored bedrooms. The enthusiastic and knowledgeable room guides are happy to talk about aspects of the room contents, the building and Elizabeth Gaskell and family. They...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thank you! Yes we do let our visitors sit on the chairs and touch the furnishing - we want the House to feel like a home rather than a museum.

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Wendy B
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Angela W | Property representative |
Hi Wendy We have a Tea Room which serves a selection of cake, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Many thanks
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Wendy B
March 27, 2017|
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Response from gourmet_ou_gourmand | Reviewed this property |
Not really a restaurant, but you can get coffee / tea and cake. Have a good time.
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Response from busybeeManchester | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the bus, but it is not open on Friday only Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, last admission is 4pm. The price is £4.95 but that ticket lasts for a year. It is well worth a visit.
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