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Brontë Parsonage Museum

  • Church St. Map It
  • Haworth
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/02/2014

Fodor's Review

The best of Haworth's Brontë sights is this somber Georgian house where the sisters grew up. It displays original furniture (some bought by Charlotte after the success of Jane Eyre), portraits, and books. The Brontës moved here when the Reverend Patrick Brontë was appointed to the local church, but tragedy soon struck—his wife, Maria, and their two eldest children died within five years. The museum explores the family's tragic story, bringing it to life with a strong collection of enchanting mementos of the four children. These include tiny books they made when they were still very young; Charlotte's wedding bonnet; and the sisters' spidery, youthful graffiti on the nursery wall. Branwell, the Brontës' only brother, painted several of the portraits on display.

Sight Information

Address:

Church St., Haworth, BD22 8DR, England

Map It

Phone:

01535-642323

Sight Details:

  • £7.50
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5:30; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–5; last admission 30 mins before closing

Updated 06/02/2014

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