Brontë Parsonage Museum

Image of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth
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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

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 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.
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.
A drawing by Branwell Bronte with a coat of arms and a building


  • 26 October 2017 4:30-8pm

The Brontës were interested in astronomy, and so we’re delighted to be joined by Bradford and Keighley Astronomical Societies for an afternoon and evening of enlightenment in all things astronomical! Learn more about astronomy in the early to mid 1800s, the impact of light pollution, and take a look at an antique brass telescope from the 1820s. Computer programmes can wind the night sky back to any given date, so discover more about the night sky in the time of the Brontës, and participate in some observation; solar during the day, astronomical at night (clear skies permitting!).

The doors open at 4.30pm in The Old School Room, and there will be a talk there, starting at 5.00pm. After the talk there will be a rocket-making workshop in The Old School Room.

After 5.30pm, entrance to the Museum will be free to all visitors providing proof of residence in the BD22, BD21 and BD20 postcode areas and also to all those living in Thornton, birthplace of the Brontës. Admission to the Old School Room is free to all, but there is a £3 charge for optional rocket-making workshop.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


Bronte Parsonage Museum and The Old School Room
Church Street
BD22 8DR


Branwell's studio: an unmade bed, manuscripts, messy desk with bottles and candles


  • 27 October 2017 7:30-9:15pm

Grant Montgomery, production designer for 'To Walk Invisible', returns to Haworth after his sell-out appearance in January to host an exclusive and intimate look behind the scenes of the reimagining of Branwell’s studio as part of the Mansions in the Sky exhibition.

Grant has nearly thirty years’ experience in production design for film and television, and received the 2011 RTS Award for Best Production Design for his work on The Crimson Petal and the White. His credits also include Peaky Blinders, Birdsong and Death Comes to Pemberley.

Tickets £25/£22.50 concessions and Brontë Society members – includes a glass of wine. Places are limited, so early booking is advised. Please book in advance at or by calling 01535 642323.
Why not make a day of it? Combine a Parsonage Unwrapped event with a Brontë Treasures session for £100 per person. Please call 01535 642323 for more information.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Tickets £25/£22.50 concessions and Brontë Society members – includes a glass of wine.


Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DR




01535 642323


01535 647131

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