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Bronte Parsonage Museum



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Church Street
Haworth
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DR

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, were the authors of some of the greatest books in the English language. Haworth Parsonage was their much-loved home and Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written here.

Set between the unique village of Haworth and the wild moorland beyond, this homely Georgian house still retains the atmosphere of the Brontes time. The rooms they once used are filled with the Brontes' furniture, clothes and personal possessions. Here you can marvel at the handwriting on their tiny manuscript books, admire Charlotte's wedding bonnet and imagine meeting Emily's pets from her wonderfully lifelike drawings. Gain an insight into the place and objects that inspired their works.

The writing desks belonging to the three sisters are always on display, and their other personal possessions are changed on a yearly basis so that you can always be sure of seeing something new.

In addition to the main house, the Wade Wing houses a completly re-fubished and re-displayed permanent exhibition space focusing on the Brontes' lives. Downstairs in the exhibition gallery you can see the new exhibition, which concentrates on Branwell Bronte, 'Sex, Drugs and Literature - The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte' displaying manuscripts and art works from the Bronte Society collections.

General Information:


  • Education - workshops and courses for groups of all ages

  • Museum Library available by appointment

  • Museum Shop, visit in person, call for mail order or shop online

  • Bronte Society - all are welcome to join

  • Upper floor accessible only by staircase, contact for advice and help

  • A room guide available in braille and large print

  • No photography or video allowed inside

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  • Directions

    The Museum is at the top of the village, behind the Parish Church.
    By Car:
    Haworth is in West Yorkshire, eight miles west of Bradford and three miles south of Keighley. There are several large car parks in Haworth.

    Parking:
    There are 3 car parks in Haworth, all pay and display. The nearest is adjacent to the Bronte Parsonage Museum, with WC's. A large car park with facilities for coaches is available on Sun Street, and one at Changegate, near the Museum. The latter car park operates a clamping policy as it is privately owned, the others being council-run. The car park on Rawdon Road is now closed, as a Health Centre has been built on the land, there is some restricted parking here at weekends.

    By Bus:
    Regular bus services run from Bradford Interchange and Keighley Bus Station to Haworth. For more information contact Metroline tel: 0113 2457676. Haworth Tourist Information Centre can be contacted on tel: 01535 642329.

    By Train:
    The nearest principal railway station is Leeds; the nearest local station is Keighley. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam trains between Keighley and Haworth at weekends, Bank Holidays and daily in summer, tel: 01535 647777. From Keighley you can take a bus to Haworth. For more information contact Metroline tel: 0113 2457676.

    Bronte Parsonage Museum Postcode for SatNav: BD22 8DR

    Contact

     
    Tel:
    +44 (0)1535 642 323
    Fax:
    +44 (001535 647 131
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