Exterior image of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
The Tea Room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
The wardrobe in Elizabeth Gaskell’s bedroom
The Study at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Elizabeth Gaskell's House


Historic house and museum in Manchester that celebrates the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, one of the UK’s most important Victorian writers.

On the outskirts of Manchester's bustling city centre lies Elizabeth Gaskell's House, a Grade II listed home with historic rooms, a Victorian style garden and changing exhibitions, revealing the life and literature of a 19th century novelist.

Explore a fascinating collection and exhibitions

Through a changing exhibition programme and rich collection, spanning furniture, paintings, books and more, visitors can learn about about Gaskell and her family's fascinating life.

Get a taste of Victorian life

Wander through this Regency-style villa with historic rooms, a Victorian garden, and experts to guide you along the way. Browse the books in the study and sit where she once 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 just a one mile from Manchester city centre.

Unwind in the tea room

When you've completed your visit, treat yourself to a spot of tea and cake in the team room, where you can also find the museum giftshop, which is filled with Gaskell's books, writing about her life, and a range of souvenirs.

Why you should go

  • Learn about a literary legend

  • Step through historic rooms and a Victorian garden

  • Explore a fascinating exhibition programme

Visitor information


Elizabeth Gaskell's House

84 Plymouth Grove, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester, M13 9LW
0161 273 2215

Opening times

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 11am-4.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Visitor information

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