Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Elizabeth Gaskell's House Celebrating the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer. A hands-on experience of a Victorian middle-class house just one mile from the city centre.Open Wed, Thurs & Sunday, 11-4.30pm.
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Pre-booking required. Beautifully restored home of novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, & her family at 84 Plymouth Grove. Keep up to date with news and events here!

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What better way of spending  Thursday than with Manchester's most famous Victorian writer? Book now and visit Elizabeth ...
30/09/2020

What better way of spending Thursday than with Manchester's most famous Victorian writer? Book now and visit Elizabeth Gaskell's beautifully restored house...
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We've got the perfect blog for #InternationalTranslationDayhttp://ow.ly/vis750BFkXW
30/09/2020
Books in Translation - elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

We've got the perfect blog for #InternationalTranslationDay
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The United Kingdom is an insular country.  Which is a truism, I know, but I am not just thinking about its geography. Compared to other European countries we read far fewer books written originally in other languages. That is not only something I have read but have seen myself in the bookshops here...

#OTD 1810 our very own Elizabeth Gaskell was born. Described in the press shortly after her death as 'one of the greates...
29/09/2020

#OTD 1810 our very own Elizabeth Gaskell was born.
Described in the press shortly after her death as 'one of the greatest female novelists of all time'
What do you think?

New volunteer Lexi shares her first impressions of volunteering at Elizabeth Gaskell's Househttps://elizabethgaskellhous...
24/09/2020
First Impressions - elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

New volunteer Lexi shares her first impressions of volunteering at Elizabeth Gaskell's House
https://elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk/joining-the-volunteer-team/

I was told by a lecturer on my first day at university, “the more you learn, the more you will realise you do not know yet,” and I can say the same is true of the wonderful Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. On my first day as a volunteer, I did not know what to expect; I had scoured the website in ad...

These photos just fill us with joy!
23/09/2020

These photos just fill us with joy!

I absolutely loved being back at one of my favourite quirky Manchester wedding venues, Elizabeth Gaskell's House, recently for Luke & Liz’s wedding. Luke & Liz are going to have a mega party next year in Italy, but wanted a small and intimate wedding ceremony beforehand in the UK.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is the perfect venue for smaller weddings. It’s a wedding venue full of history and character - my favourite part being the gorgeous study with fitted bookshelves - and has a lovely small garden too for those rare sunny days in Manchester! I would definitely recommend checking it out if you are planning a small wedding in Manchester!

Luke & Liz had a beautiful small ceremony in the drawing room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House with their closest friends & family. Afterwards myself, Luke & Liz headed into Manchester for a few photos around the city. Including a photo at their favourite spot as students, The Garratt! It was such a lovely relaxed day - thank you so much for having me Luke & Liz! ❤️️❤️️❤️️

I’ve so enjoyed photographing these smaller weddings lately. I know a few couples may be debating having a smaller wedding ceremony soon and planning a larger party later once Covid restrictions are relaxed. If you are on the fence, I would definitely recommend considering it! You can still have a beautiful day with your family there to witness your ceremony, plus you can still get some beautiful photographs! I offer bespoke pricing by the hour for smaller wedding ceremonies & events. Get in touch here to discuss your wedding plans with me. ❤️️

17/09/2020
What type of books can I buy at the Elizabeth Gaskell's House second-hand book sale?

The second-hand books are staying out!
We are leaving one room of second-hand books out so visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays can browse and buy second-hand books! (this wont be forever but we sensed some of you are desperate for books!)
Don't forget you still need to pre book your visit - https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/elizabeth-gaskell-house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GN6--29a-o

We are keeping some of our secondhand books out beyond our usual once monthly second-hand book sale so visitors on Wednesdays, thursdays and Sundays can brow...

The books are back in town! Thanks to everyone who visited the House today and bought second-hand books. Lots of books g...
13/09/2020

The books are back in town!
Thanks to everyone who visited the House today and bought second-hand books. Lots of books going to new homes and many, many happy readers!
(There was great social distancing from everyone and thanks for following the rules so we all stay safe! )
The next sale will be Sunday 11 October - booking will be open soon!

Are you ready for our famous second-book book sale this Sunday? We have a room full of new stock plus the usual new & cl...
08/09/2020
Second-Hand Book Sale - elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

Are you ready for our famous second-book book sale this Sunday? We have a room full of new stock plus the usual new & classic fiction, historical, art, children, photography, maps... You need to pre-book so we can keep everyone safe and limit numbers. http://ow.ly/GHpk50BkD5G

Named as “Manchester’s best second-hand book sale” by one of our visitors, the Elizabeth Gaskell’s House second-hand book sale is a popular favourite for book lovers. Two rooms packed full of second-hand books of all genres, including a wide variety of contemporary fiction, art, gardening, p...

Thank you Nicola for sharing her experience of visiting Elizabeth Gaskell's House on her blog!Lots of availability for v...
07/09/2020
A Trip to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Thank you Nicola for sharing her experience of visiting Elizabeth Gaskell's House on her blog!
Lots of availability for visiting and we are very quiet in the week so you get VIP treatment! Pre-book your visit https://ticketsource.co.uk/elizabeth-gaskell-house

https://brontebabeblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/a-trip-to-elizabeth-gaskells-house/

One of my favourite things to do is to visit places that are associated with authors whose work I have read and enjoyed; that’s why I’ve been to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth so much.…

It's back! Possibly the best secondhand book sale in Manchester - according to one of our visitors. Book your ticket now...
31/08/2020

It's back! Possibly the best secondhand book sale in Manchester - according to one of our visitors. Book your ticket now for September 13 @visitmanchester
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"Had such a lovely visit to Elizabeth Gaskell's House this morning. Really lovely staff and some fascinating stories and...
30/08/2020

"Had such a lovely visit to Elizabeth Gaskell's House this morning. Really lovely staff and some fascinating stories and past visitors including Charlotte #Brontë. Time for a spot of tea too"

Availability for Wednesday and Thursday this week (top tip - afternoons are often quieter)

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/elizabeth-gaskell-house

Elizabeth Gaskell's House's cover photo
30/08/2020

Elizabeth Gaskell's House's cover photo

Elizabeth Gaskell's book group is back - and online! Check out all the details below and join us on September 17...http:...
28/08/2020

Elizabeth Gaskell's book group is back - and online! Check out all the details below and join us on September 17...
http://ow.ly/OVeD50Baq3z

27/08/2020

Join Sally, our House Manager, for a tour of the House and let her tell you about all the safety procedures we've put in place to protect our visitors, our volunteers and our staff. And then do book your visit - we look forward to seeing you and we've got cake!

This support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will be of great practical help and a real boost to morale at this...
25/08/2020
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House says thank you to The National Lottery Heritage Fund - elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

This support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will be of great practical help and a real boost to morale at this difficult time. Thank you National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery players!
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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has welcomed the news that it has been awarded £50,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund, made possible by the National Lottery and its players.  The funding will provide essential support to Manchester Historic Buildings Trust, the cha...

Victoria Baths
25/08/2020

Victoria Baths

As part of the Heritage Open Days, we’re going to get creative and we need YOUR help. We want to make our very own online zine celebrating the theme; “Hidden Nature”.
Send us as much or as little as you like; all ages welcome. We’re looking for photos, drawings, poems, diary entries… you name it.
More details can be found on our website (link below), but start planning as soon as possible as the deadline for submissions is 20th September. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
http://www.victoriabaths.org.uk/visit/2020/make-a-zine/

Admission tickets now available for 2-13 September.  £5.50/£4.50, under 16s free of charge and tickets then valid for 12...
25/08/2020

Admission tickets now available for 2-13 September. £5.50/£4.50, under 16s free of charge and tickets then valid for 12 months! (so you can come back as many times as you want as long as you pre-book!)
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"Lovely visit to  @GaskellsHouse  in Manchester with my Mum (90) who’s barely been out for months. Saw a 1st edition of ...
18/08/2020

"Lovely visit to @GaskellsHouse in Manchester with my Mum (90) who’s barely been out for months. Saw a 1st edition of Cranford & enjoyed the house and gardens. And lovely tea & cake! Do support your local heritage sites as they reopen"

"Thank you we had a lovely tour and felt very safe.
Shout out to your extremely knowledgeable tour guides."

Thanks to all who have visited since we reopened . We have enjoyed seeing you all so much.

We have plenty of availability for this week (only 4 people booked so far for Thursday!) - book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/elizabeth-gaskell-house

We were so excited to welcome our first wedding ceremony back at the house on Friday!!💖With everything going on, it was ...
17/08/2020

We were so excited to welcome our first wedding ceremony back at the house on Friday!!💖

With everything going on, it was a lovely feeling knowing that we can accommodate small ceremonies safely whilst keeping it enjoyable.

Heres a sneak peak.. How cute was their ride from @i_do_campers_ 🤩

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Excited  to welcome visitors back to the House today! What a gorgeously sunny day it was - although our Victorian air co...
12/08/2020

Excited to welcome visitors back to the House today! What a gorgeously sunny day it was - although our Victorian air conditioning kept us cool!
Thank you to all those who visited! We still have availability for tomorrow if you are looking for somewhere to visit.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/elizabeth-gaskell-house

Join Elizabeth Gaskell and her family on holiday in Silverdale on Morecambe Bay in our latest blog!http://ow.ly/AD7l50AW...
11/08/2020

Join Elizabeth Gaskell and her family on holiday in Silverdale on Morecambe Bay in our latest blog!
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There's a new blog on our website - find out more about the ferns in the Gaskell garden and the books in William's study...
11/08/2020

There's a new blog on our website - find out more about the ferns in the Gaskell garden and the books in William's study...
http://ow.ly/WjpP50AWmM9

Plenty of availability for a visit next Thursday ! Do book now and support us - we need you! @city_literature @MancLibra...
07/08/2020

Plenty of availability for a visit next Thursday ! Do book now and support us - we need you! @city_literature @MancLibraries
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We've plenty of space for your visit to the House on Wednesday. Do book now - we need you!http://ow.ly/SCvI50AP6bC
06/08/2020

We've plenty of space for your visit to the House on Wednesday. Do book now - we need you!
http://ow.ly/SCvI50AP6bC

Very excited to see the 1860s nightgown (with Dorset buttons) that we've purchased for Elizabeth's bedroom. Now we just ...
06/08/2020

Very excited to see the 1860s nightgown (with Dorset buttons) that we've purchased for Elizabeth's bedroom. Now we just need to get the bed! http://ow.ly/Kqvr50ASoTJ

Just a week to our grand re-opening! Please visit and support us so we can continue to keep Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchest...
03/08/2020

Just a week to our grand re-opening! Please visit and support us so we can continue to keep Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester home open for everyone to enjoy. @Historic_Houses
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Elizabeth entertained her guests with tea in the Drawing Room in front of the fire. Our Conservation Cleaners have been ...
29/07/2020

Elizabeth entertained her guests with tea in the Drawing Room in front of the fire. Our Conservation Cleaners have been working in our Drawing Room this week making sure all our objects are looking their best for when we welcome visitors again, starting 12 August.

We have put all the preparations and measures into place to ensure that what awaits is a really enjoyable experience for...
27/07/2020
Reopening on Wednesday 12 August - elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

We have put all the preparations and measures into place to ensure that what awaits is a really enjoyable experience for visitors. Pre-booking essential (up to an hour before your visit) and we have lots of capacity!
http://ow.ly/OfGz50AIT9I

www.ticketsource.co.uk/elizabeth-gaskell-house Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is preparing to reopen its doors on Wednesday 12 August, with visitors invited to enjoy exploring the Grade II* listed Regency-style villa where Elizabeth wrote some of her most famous novels. Pre-booked tickets, bookable up ...

We're so excited to be re-opening on August 12th! Pre-booking only as your safety is most important to us - click on the...
26/07/2020

We're so excited to be re-opening on August 12th! Pre-booking only as your safety is most important to us - click on the link below for all the information you need.
http://ow.ly/4Xle50AF0yN

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House, 84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester
M13 9LW

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 16:30
Thursday 11:00 - 16:30
Sunday 11:00 - 16:30

Telephone

01612732215

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Beautifully restored home of novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, & her family just a short walk from Oxford Road in Manchester. Open to visitors every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11am-4.30pm, and to pre-booked private tours, school groups and weddings on all other days.

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This may be old news, but the splendid Radio 4 Extra channel (which seems to me far more interesting than dreary old Radio 4 these days), has been repeating the 1998 dramatisation of this Cranford story....very well acted and very funny....though not being familiar with the text I can't judge how faithful it is to the original
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What a wonderful time we had today whilst visiting Elizabeth Gaskell's Home, one of the most amazing novelists of English literature. It was very interesting to find out how many brilliant artists and great minds visited the Gaskell family and how they were all connected. I have to say the volunteers/staff here are really lovely, welcoming and very knowledgeable. The cakes and tea were also delicious. Thank you for keeping this wonderful legacy alive. ❤📚✍
This is a fascinating insight into the world of the cotton factory - look out for skilful female workers and the fluff in the air...
Hi I wondered if you could recommend a biography for EIizabeth Gaskell? Thx!
Poynton Tangent had a wonderful private tour with tea and cake A charming , welcoming house , steeped in history Thank you so much for a wonderful educational evening
Volunteers and the second hand book sale, there's a bit of everything here! :)
In the warmth of the drawing room of Elizabeth Gaskell's house, a group of enthusiastic volunteers performed a dramatic reading of 'A Nurse's tale'. Written by Elizabeth Gaskell and published in 1852, this story was made alive that night with the knocks on the window, scream from the back room, the sound of organ, and the eerie wind blowing around the rumble Manor house. A nice early evening spent on a literary performance like this is refreshing. Despite the eerie story, the performance actually brought a big smile on my face. Great enjoyable show. I would definitely come again for another performance like this, or just simply listening to a short novel reading from Mrs Gaskell or other authors
In the warmth of the drawing room of Elizabeth Gaskell's house, a group of enthusiastic volunteers performed a dramatic reading of 'A Nurse's tale'. Written by Elizabeth Gaskell and published in 1852, this story was made alive that night with the knocks on the window, scream from the back room, the sound of organ, and the eerie wind blowing around the rumble Manor house. A nice early evening spent on a literary performance like this is refreshing. Despite the eerie story, the performance actually brought a big smile on my face. Great enjoyable show. I would definitely come again for another performance like this, or just simply listening to a short novel reading from Mrs Gaskell or other authors.
Hi is the sewing group on tomorrow?
Hi, I heard you have a sewing group that meets weekly/monthly, but I can’t find any information about it? Can you help?