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 patchwork quilt worked on by the Bronte sisters and their Aunt Branwell

Museums at Night: ‘Splendid Shreds of Silk and Satin’

  • 16 May 2018 7:30-9pm

It’s Museums at Night time again! Come along after hours for a unique opportunity to view the patchwork quilt worked on by the Brontë sisters and their Aunt Branwell, rarely displayed due to its size and fragility. We will also be joined by members of the Totley Brook Quilters from Sheffield, who produced a replica quilt for Charlotte’s bicentenary in 2016, which they are now kindly donating to the Museum. This special evening will provide an insight into the sisters’ needlework, particularly Emily’s, and the work involved in creating the replica.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Tickets £20/£17.50 concessions* and include a glass of wine. Places are limited, so early booking is advised. Please book in advance at or by calling 01535 642323.

*In addition to Brontë Society members, concessions apply to the following groups:
Children, students and people over 65
People in receipt of Personal Independence Payment
People in receipt of a means-tested benefit
Please be prepared to provide proof of status.


XIX century bed warmer

Museums at Night: Hands on History

  • 17 May 2018 5:30-8pm

We have some intriguing domestic objects in our collection, and this evening our museum assistants will be getting ‘hands on’ in our historic rooms, in order to allow you a closer look and the opportunity to find out exactly what some of the objects were used for, and how we care for them now. Join us if you’d like to discover more about the day-to-day domestic life of the Brontës.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with entry to the Museum. After 5.30pm, admission is free to visitors providing proof of residence in the BD22, BD21 and BD20 postcode areas or Thornton. Last admission 7.30pm.


Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DR




01535 642323


01535 647131

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