Bronte Parsonage Museum
This interesting museum is maintained by the Bronte Society in honour of the Bronte sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. The Bronte’s are perhaps the world’s most famous literary family and the Haworth Parsonage, now the Bronte Parsonage Museum, was their home from 1820 to 1861. It was the place where great romantic novels such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering heights were written.
Many of the Bronte’s manuscripts and letters are exhibited in the Parsonage, but as well as its literary significance the house remains a fantastic example of home life in the Bronte’s time. You will get a wonderful insight into their day-to-day lives and also see the rooms the Bronte family lived in and used. They are largely unchanged and filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions. You will also see a range of domestic artefacts used by the family.
There are many interactive displays for children in the museum and children’s activity guides. There are also a variety of special events and activities throughout the year. For groups, the museum offers a wide range of fascinating talks about the Bronte’s as well as guided walks around Haworth, which can be tailored to suit your needs and interests.
You only need book in advance, if you have a group of 10 or more. Special group rates are available. Phone Sonia Boocock on 01535 642323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Private tours of the Museum, including an opportunity to see behind the scenes and visit the Museum Library, are available by special arrangement. Phone 01535 642323 for details.
Facilities: Access to the Bronte Parsonage Museum is limited. Phone 01535 642323 for advice in advance, or email and we will do our best to help with visitors’ special needs.
Opening Times: The Museum is open every day from:
10am – 5.30pm (last admission 5.00pm) April to September.
11am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm) October to March.
Closed 24 – 27th and January 2nd-31st. (The Museum is open New Years Day 12 noon to 5pm).
Photo Credits: © Copyright Bronte Society
For further information please visit: http://www.bronte.org.uk