Welcome to the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s very own Literary house. A truly hands-on experience that will introduce you to the world of the writer Elizabeth Gaskell and her family through historic period rooms, Victorian style garden, expert guides and changing exhibitions.
Described by the press after her death as ‘one of the greatest female novelists of all time’ Elizabeth Gaskell was born in 1810 and lived at 84 Plymouth Grove in Manchester with her family from 1850 until her death in 1865. She is best known for writing Cranford, North and South and the biography of her friend Charlotte Bronte.
Elizabeth welcomed guests such as Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte to her House and mixed with a cross section of Victorian society from the poor of the workhouse to the likes of Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin. Today you can browse the books in William’s study and sit where Elizabeth sat to write her famous novels and short stories. Take a seat in the drawing Room and ring the servants’ bell or simply be inspired by the stories and the atmosphere of this exceptional literary house.
Young and old will find plenty to keep them entertained with dressing up, activity baskets, family trails led by Cranford the cat and family craft activities during school holidays. Very few objects are out of bounds and there’s always a seat to rest weary legs.
Booking is advised. Tickets valid for 12 months.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£6.50 per ticket|
|Concession||£5.50 per ticket|
|Under 16, when accompanied by an adult||Free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday - Thursday||11:00||- 16:30|
|Friday - Saturday||Closed|
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