A 45 minute early bird tour of the House before it opens led by a knowledge guide.
The tours cover the four period rooms on the ground floor.
After the tour visitors can look around independently and visit the tea room/exhibition and shop. (the house opens to the public at 11am) .
For over 150 years, this house has been associated with its most famous resident: the novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, who lived here from 1850 to 1865. Thanks to a major £2.5m project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and others, the restored House is fully open to the public for the first time. Visit the house to find out about Elizabeth and William’s work, explore the lives of their daughters and servants and discover the Manchester that the Gaskells knew.
The house also has exhibitions and a tea room in the old kitchen and servant’s hall, serving up delicious cake and hot drinks in dainty china cups and saucers. The House, a Grade II* listed property, was built between 1835-1841 and is a rare example of the elegant Regency-style villas once popular in Manchester. During the time Elizabeth lived here she wrote nearly all of her famous novels, including Cranford, Ruth, North and South and Wives and Daughters. She also wrote the biography of her friend Charlotte Brontë, plus many lively letters.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Ticket||£14.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Opening dates and times (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Wednesday||Closed|
|Friday - Sunday||Closed|
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