Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00 to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 16:00

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House will be giving families the opportunity to explore the beautifully re-established Victorian gardens of this historic house over half term with a new Gardeners’ Explorers Trail.

Running from 31 May – 2 June, the trail will encourage children of all ages to discover hidden spaces, wildlife and plant life in the garden. The gardens have been re-created using many of the plants mentioned in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing and offer a window into the gardens of the past.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment, lively discussion and afternoon tea - all to raise funds to support 84 Plymouth Grove, Elizabeth Gaskell's House.

Transport yourself back to the time when the Gaskell family were sitting in the Drawing Room listening to parlour songs such as The Last Rose of Summer, Home Sweet Home.

Soloist Matthew Holker will sing accompanied by Robert Nicholls on piano – but you’ll be encouraged to sign along if you can!

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00

On the second Sunday every month there is a second hand book sale in the house.

We always have new and second hand books for sale in our tearoom, but this is a chance to come and browse a wider selection.

The selection includes a variety of fiction, art, gardening, photography, classics, OS maps, biographies, history and much more.


Book donations welcome.

All proceeds to the Manchester Historic Buildings Trust.