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Elizabeth Gaskell's House

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Great place.

Lovely to wander and enjoy the information provided by volunteers at the house. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie d
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Step back to Victorian Manchester

A beautiful and tastefully restored house. Built in the early 1800’s the Gaskell’s entertained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barrie896
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

Lovely to wander and enjoy the information provided by volunteers at the house. Well worth a visit. Will visit again in the summer months.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful and tastefully restored house. Built in the early 1800’s the Gaskell’s entertained literary figures from all over the country. Let your imagination run wild in the large spacious rooms. Servants were well looked after here but their hard life is documented in a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! Hope you picked up some bargains in the second-hand book sale. Don't forget your ticket is valid for 12 months. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, interesting talk today and historical information on Gaskell and the 1800s. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review. see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is beautiful and has been wonderfully restored - the gardens are looking fabulous too! The house is fascinating enough to visit on it's own, especially if you're interesting in literature, Manchester or the social life of the 19th Century. However, it's the brilliant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helendigs
SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 January 2019

Very well conserved beautiful home of the Gaskell family. Volunteer curators were very knowledgeable and welcoming. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mandybar
SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Thank you for the comments.

Reviewed 21 January 2019

What a lovely surprise. It is located on Plymouth Grove very much off the beaten track but well worth the effort. I'd give it 2-3 hours. To get in the mood have a tea and cake from fine china cups, surrounded by interesting books. There...More

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Hadn't read any of her books so didn't know what to expect, but it is a finely preserved home. Each room has so much about it - and it is not just a museum piece, but a place where many activities still happen. A real...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David N
SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks David, we really appreciate your feedback. Don't forget your ticket lasts for 12 months so we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Been wanting to visit this house for over 10 years and finally did it today, it’s worth every penny. The staff are so helpful. Went for a coffee and a slice of cake, the cafe is spotless and the lady who served me (Diana) was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jayne H
SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We will certainly pass the message on to Diana. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2018

This little gem of a house deserves all the publicity it can get. Restored to its old splendor thanks to the passion and dedication of the many people who have contributed to bring it back from the ashes years of negect and misuse had plunged...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of the House and so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again at the House soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Very interesting house. Not too many rooms are open but those that are. Give a lot of information. The tea room is good too and they offer crafts this weekfir children and dressing up clothes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda L
SallyJ1112, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you at the House again soon.

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Wendy B
28 March 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
28 March 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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josephine196
2 August 2016|
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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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