Brontë Parsonage Museum

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Founded in 1893, the Brontë Society collects and exhibits material relating to the Brontës’ lives and works and shares it with the widest possible audience through display, online access, reader appointments and a lifelong learning programme.

Haworth Parsonage, home of the Brontë family from 1820 to 1861, was gifted to the Brontë Society in 1928. Now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, it houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë material and inspires scholars, writers and artists.

The Museum presents a regularly changing programme of exhibitions, contemporary arts events and family activities and offers an inspirational and evocative experience for people of all ages.

The Brontë Society is celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë throughout 2016.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Library, Gallery

Opening hours

October-March
Daily 1000-1700
April-September
Daily 1000-1730
Closed 24 - 27 December and 4 - 31 January.

Admission charges

Standard Admission £7.50
Concessions £6.50
Students 17 years + £6.50
Children 5-16 years £3.75 (Children under 5 free)
Family Ticket £18.00 (admits up to 2 adults and 4 children)

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Personalities, Social History, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • World's largest collection of items relating to the life and work of the Brontë family, including the table where 'Jane Eyre', 'Wuthering Heights' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' were made.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Charlotte Great and Small

  • 1 February 2016 — 1 January 2017 *on now

Our creative partner for Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary year, Tracy Chevalier, designs an exhibition which, through objects and quotations, explores the contrast between Charlotte’s constricted life and her huge ambition.

At Haworth she and her sisters lived in confined spaces, sharing beds and all working together in one room. They created miniature books and magazines, and Charlotte ruined her eyesight by writing, drawing and painting on such a small scale. Despite being so contained, however, she also had big ideas about the kind of life she wanted and the contribution she expected to make to literature.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on/225/charlotte-great-and-small/232

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
Haworth
Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DR
England

Website

www.bronte.org.uk

E-mail

bronte@bronte.org.uk

Telephone

01535 642323

Fax

01535 647131

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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