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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700
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 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 - 16 years)

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.
Image or 'Terror', painted by Branwell Brontë

The Brontës, War and Waterloo

  • 16 March 2015 — 3 January 2016 *on now

The European battlefields lay far from the Parsonage dining room, but the Brontës were captivated by the Napoleonic conflicts. They read military accounts in newspapers and periodicals and this exposure to war and bloodshed greatly influenced their creativity.
From the miniature books of their childhood to the adult novels, violence and brutality permeate the Brontës’ work.
In acknowledgement of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this exhibition explores the family’s fascination with war.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £7.50; concessions £6.50; Children £3.75 (under 5s free); Family ticket £18.00


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bronte Parsonage Museum by candlelight

Music at the Parsonage

  • 30 October 2015 7:30-9pm

Join us in Haworth at 7.30pm on Friday 30 October and experience the historic and atmospheric Parsonage by candlelight.
Museums at Night visitors will be welcomed with a glass of wine and invited to explore the Museum to the sounds of Ailis ni Riain playing her new Parsonage-inspired composition on Emily Bronte's piano.
This event promises to be very special and to add to the intimate ambiance, numbers will be strictly limited.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Tickets cost £15 and include a glass of wine.
Booking opens 18 September. Numbers strictly limited.


Bronte dining room by candlelight

Ghost Stories at the Parsonage

  • 31 October 2015 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for this special Museums at Night event and explore the intimate and atmospheric rooms of the Bronte Parsonage Museum by candlelight. Listen to the Bronte grandfather clock strike the hour and hear the creaks and sounds made by the historic house after dark. Bronte housekeeper Tabitha Aykroyd will be in residence to share ghost stories, macabre happenings and village superstitions - you might not want to step back outside!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


This event is free for visitors providing proof of residency in postcode areas BD22, BD21, BD20 (Keighley area) and Thornton (the Bronte birthplace). Normal admission prices apply for all other visitors.


Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DR

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01535 642323


01535 647131

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