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Tales of Manchester Life – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester (2nd April 2024)


Manchester This new exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House examines how one of the most successful writers of the Victorian period portrayed her home city, Manchester, in the novels and the impact her writing had.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is located only a mile from the city centre and a short walk from Oxford Road. This is indeed a beautiful hands-on literary house, replete with restoration. A visit to the period rooms, Victorian-style garden, and exhibitions by expert guides will introduce the writer and her family to the. Now a UNESCO City of Literature, Manchester has great literature heritage—amongst many others, writer Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865). This new exhibition will explore the place of Manchester within two of her most famous novels, “Mary Barton” and “North and South.

Some of these would include an 1848 map of Manchester that will help locate the locales of the settings and storylines for her novels; a cozy Manchester tea party looking at the home life of Victorian workers. New exhibition at the House. £7 adults, under 16s free with a paying adult. Tickets valid for 12 months.

House and Tea Room open every Wednesday, Thursdays and Sunday 11am-4.30pm (last entry 3pm).


Dates and Times

The new exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is opening and will run for a year from April 2, 2023 – April 2, 2024.

Regular opening hours:

Day Times

  • Monday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Friday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

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

Hosted By Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Manchester’s very own Literary house.

It is really a very hands-on experience, introducing a insight into to the world of writer Elizabeth Gaskell and her family. And by that, I mean it introduces them through period rooms in the house that helped them pick up one or two facts about history, a garden in Victorian style, and changing exhibitions helped by experienced guides.

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With 1, 2 and 3 day passes, find out more and purchase your pass here visitmanchester.com/pass ***** Welcome to the Elizabeth Gaskell House. Step into the world of Manchester’s very own Literary house. Liter, a hands-on experience with historic period rooms, expert guides, Victorian-style gardens, and changing exhibitions provide an interesting snapshot of the world of writer Elizabeth Gaskell and her family. Born in 1810, Elizabeth Gaskell stayed at 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, with her family from 1850 until she died in 1865. She is best known as the author of Cranford, North and South, and the biography of her friend Charlotte Bronte. Elizabeth welcomed guests even at her House, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte, and mixed with all the cross-section of Victorian society, from the poor of the workhouse to the likes of Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin.

Today, peruse through every single book in William’s study; one would find the place where Elizabeth used to sit. She wrote all of her famous novels and short stories there. The former is perhaps an overstatement of the effect that sitting in the drawing room and ringing the servants’ bell would have, but I daresay one could be inspired to do so upon reading these stories and visiting such a world-class literary house. Not to leave the young or old out, there are things to occupy your time with dressing up, activity baskets, family trails led by Cranford the cat, and family craft activities during school holidays. Very few objects are out of bounds, and there is always somewhere to sit down and rest weary legs.

Booking is advised. Tickets are valid for 12 months.

84 Plymouth Grove Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 9LW

Sources: https://www.visitmanchester.com/event/tales-of-manchester-life-elizabeth-gaskells-manchester/75232101/ http://www.elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk/

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