Bronte Parsonage Museum
Haworth Parsonage was the home of the Brontë family from 1820 to 1861 and the place where Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote their classic novels.
In 1847, Charlotte published Jane Eyre, Anne published Agnes Grey and Emily published Wuthering Heights, but within eight years all three had died, outliving their loving father.
Haworth soon became a place on interest to visit and their work continues to inspire artists, television and film productions world-wide. To fully appreciate the context and nature of the sisters, visitors need to also walk in their footsteps across Haworth Moor.
The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë furniture, clothes and personal possessions. Items on display include letters, Emily’s paint box, Charlotte’s wedding bonnet and pebbles collected by Anne.
The house remains much as the family would have known it: the father’s study, with its piano and view of the church; the dark and rather cramped kitchen; and the little bedrooms. The most evocative space is the dining room, as this is where the sisters worked, long after their father had gone to bed, walking around the table, helping each other with their writing.
The museum presents an annual programme of exhibitions, contemporary arts events and family activities.
Prices & opening times
Opens every day from 10am to 5pm
Concession: £6.50, Children £4 (under 5s free)
Adult 65+: £7.50,
Family (up to 2 adults & 4 children): £24.00
Family (1 adult & 1 child): £11