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Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Manchester
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I visited this place one afternoon and wasn't overwhelmed with it. The rooms upstairs for instance had very little or nothing at all in them. The downstairs were nice enough and the staff were pleasan... read more »
took our 3 and 5 year old grandsons.what a lovely house excellent staff very friendly interaction for our 2 grand sons excellent cafe and gardens.
We loved the rooms downstairs and the guides in the house were very informative. The cafe looked clean and sold cake and drinks. It's about 10 minutes walk from the Whitworth Art gallery or you can pa... read more »
Good tea and cake. Slow service.
I knew nothing about Elizabeth Gaskell other than she was a well known author and that I had enjoyed watching the BBC's "Cranford" series on television. I visited Elizabeth Gaskell's House yesterday with my local branch of the U3A. The house and it's contents are interesting in itself, but the jewel in the crown are the staff who will show you around. Their enthusiasm and knowledge about the Gaskell family, and Elizabeth in particular, does credit to this remarkable woman's works. I now know, thanks to them, that Elizabeth Gaskell was not only a great writer, but a remarkable woman who was quite ahead of her time. Who knew that she was great friends with Charlotte Bronte, who came to stay with her, or that she had connections to Darwin, Dickens and the Wedgwoods, amongst others. Having had my appetite whetted, I am now off to purchase Mary Barton and a book on Elizabeth Gaskell's life. Oh, and the cafe is amazing, with yummy cakes and tea, and a fabulous array of second hand books for sale. I shall be returning, Highly recommended. Thanks to all the dedicated staff for making us all so welcome.
Don’t be put off by the location. Lovingly restored to it’s former glory, this house is just beautiful. Visitors are encouraged to experience the house, not treat it as a museum. You are invited to sit and write a letter, or relax by the fire, just as the Gaskell’s would have done. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Enjoy tea and cake in china cups from the tea room in the old kitchen.
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