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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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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 1 week ago
Thanks David, we really appreciate your feedback. Don't forget your ticket lasts for 12 months so we hope to see you again soon.
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 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback. We will certainly pass the message on to Diana. Hope to see you again soon.
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
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.
Hidden gem in the south of Manchester, Lovely house and the guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Learnt a lot about Elizabeth that I did not know. Ticket allows you to revisit over the next year
What a unique and special place for a party or function!
Beautiful house and rooms, we found it really interesting.
Very friendly, informative staff.
Downstairs in the cellar has been completely modernised, perfect space and decor for a small function.
We had a fantastic time...More
Date of experience: June 2018
1 Thank Rebecca G
Sally J, Manager at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018
This historic villa was just around the corner from our Rusholme apartment so it made sense to stroll along to see what was on offer. If you have an interest in the author's books you'll probably count is as a must-see, but it is also...More
A little way out from the city centre but bus stop practically on the doorstep. Well displayed information and rooms dressed in the period so the house has an authentic feel. The volunteers seem truely passionate about the place without just delivering lectures. We enjoyed...More
Really lovely visit to the house, there has been a lot restoration work done, and I was told still a lot more was needed. The entry fee goes towards the maintenance and upkeep. As the house has been used for various groups over the years...More
We had a wonderful time visiting this fascinating place. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, ensuring that we made the most out of our visit. We couldn’t believe that we were only ten minutes or so from the busy unviersity campus and Oxford Road....More