Elizabeth Gaskell's house opens for events

Elizabeth Gaskell's house in Manchester, the home of the author of Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South, Ruth and Wives and Daughters, has reopened following extensive renovation and is now available for events.

The restored Grade II listed property was built between 1835-1841 and will be a centre for the understanding of the cultural and literary heritage of Elizabeth Gaskell and her family as well as complementing Manchester's social and political history already richly documented in the city.  

Fully restored on the ground floor, visitors will be able to experience for the first time the authentically furnished home with period rooms and garden, a tea room, and a programme of exhibitions and events.  

The project has been part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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