Visit

Opening Times

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 11-4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

N.B. The house will close for Christmas from Monday 17 December until 2 January – reopening to the public on Thursday 3 January 2019

Other attractions and museums nearby

Admission Charges

Adults: £5
Concessions (Senior citizens and students): £4
Children under 16: Free, when accompanied by an adult

Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Credit and debit card payments over £5 are accepted.

Our address is 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

 

Contact Us on 0161 273 2215 or enquiries@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

Parking

Free parking is available on neighbouring streets for up to 3 hours on weekdays, unlimited at weekends. There is a NCP/Manchester Royal Infirmary carpark on Grafton Street , a short walk away. Up to 3 hours – £2.50, 3-6 hours £5 and 6-24 hours £15.

Public Transport

Bus route 197 runs along Plymouth Grove and bus stops are marked on our map above.

Click here for  the timetable.

Many other buses run along Upper Brook Street (2 mins walk), Oxford Road (5-10 mins walk) and Stockport Road.

The nearest train stations are Oxford Road Station (1.4 miles) and Manchester Piccadilly (1.2 miles).

Travel by Bike

Secure bike parking is available in the courtyard to the right of the house.
If you are visiting Manchester and want to travel by Bike – contact manchesterbikehire.co.uk

The House and Garden are fully accessible

  • Lift to all floors.
  • Wheelchair and pushchair access at the side of the House.
  • Accessible toilets on each floor.
  • Limited parking space for blue badge holders. Please phone us 0161 273 2215 to reserve.

Read the Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Accessibility Statement

Family Friendly

Everyone is welcome at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.  Come, ring the door bell and stand on the same door step as many of Elizabeth’s famous friends. Ask one of our friendly volunteers for a Children’s Trail (led by Cranford, Elizabeth’s Cat) and have fun discovering what life was in a Victorian House with our activity baskets for younger visitors.

  • Children’s Trail
  • Fully accessible for prams and buggies.
  • Baby change facilities.
  • Breastfeeding welcome throughout the house.
  • Our Tea Room has snacks and drinks available for younger visitors.
  • Limited Space for Buggy Parking
  • Check our What’s On page for family friendly activities.

Information on Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in other languages

We are currently working on translating our information on the House into different languages. Currently we can offer information in the following languages (A PDF can be downloaded via the link);

French – Français
German – Deutsche
Italian – Italiano
Mandarin – 普通话
Arabic – العربية

Committed to Sustainability

The trustees, staff and volunteers at Eilzabeth Gaskell’s House  are committed to long term sustainability through the following areas;
1. Reducing our impact on the environment
2. Working with and supporting the local community
3. Welcoming all visitors and volunteers to the house through events, workshops and training opportunities.

For more information read The Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Sustainability Policy Statement

As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural and historical assets and reduce climate change. for more information on how you can make a difference please read our Responsible Visitor Charter


‘And we’ve got a house. Yes! we really have’.
Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850

The interruptions of home life are never ending

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863