Bronte Parsonage Museum
Bronte Parsonage Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The museum is open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays), from 10am - 5pm. Last entry 4pm. Shop open until 5pm.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Leslie P
    Didcot, United Kingdom96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth seeing
    I'm not a big one for museums but this was lovely. The garden entrance was beautiful and I loved seeing the room setups as they would have been. I found out so much about the Bronte family and life in their times. A great gift shop too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Maddie
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ultimate Bronte Pilgrimage
    The ultimate pilgrimage site for Bronte fans - This museum is unique in that the actual house itself is the museum and what a treasure it is! I have been twice but I know I will some day return because it has given me so much inspiration. The highlight for me is being next to the dining room table that the three sisters sat around late at night every evening as they composed their stories. We know so little of who these women really were, what they were like as people. Being in that house, looking out to the graveyard on one side and the hills and wild moorland on the other, you really get a sense of the delicate balance between life and death that the Bronte's existed in - the balance that is so clearly reflected in their work. I also enjoyed learning about their father Rev Patrick Bronte and Brother Branwell. Two interesting men in their own right. I picked up another copy of Wuthering heights. A small pretty thing that fits nicely into my handbag and I was really delighted that they stamped it which says where it came from - overall a wonderful place
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • rlvf
    London, United Kingdom65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Wonderful experience visiting the Brontë parsonage museum. Staff very friendly and helpful. Museum very well set out and interesting. Museum shop well stocked with a great selection of Brontë books and gifts.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Lisa V
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very intimate look into the lives of the Brontë family.
    It was so surreal to be in the parsonage, and especially next to the table where the sisters wrote their books. It is small, but that’s just because that’s the size of the building, and I found it to be very intimate and more endearing because of it. I was worried that my poor husband may be underwhelmed, but he actually found it very interesting, especially reading all about their lives, so that was a win win! And as you step outside afterwards you are right next to the schoolhouse and the church (of which sadly only the tower remains of the original building, but you can go inside and be very close to where the family are buried). A must see for Brontë enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Monty
    Erfurt, Germany10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-Visit for Brontë Fans!
    I absolutely loved my visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Everything about it was fantastic. Being a huge fan of the Brontë sisters' works, I was incredibly fascinated by the rooms, their history and the collection of artifacts from their lives. I felt like I was learning so much not just from the displays, but also from my conversation with the volunteer tour guide, Helen. It was truly a beautiful experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • lou1232013
    480 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoughtfully presented house
    We booked online the day before, waiting to see the weather was okay, and it is a very interesting place. Well dressed with lots of their belongings - tiny poems written in their own hand, and tells the sad story of their untimely death and their father outliving all 6 of them so well. Lots of information and the flow of people to go in is well managed so downstairs does not get crowded. (re: parking - We read about the clamping beforehand from other reviews and had no problem when we parking in a pay and display council car park)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • John L
    Colchester, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    We visited the Bronte Parsonage Museum during a narrowboat holiday on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Took the bus from Keithley and the steam train back. The Bronte Parsonage Museum is excellent in every way. I don't need to say more.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Sue N
    London, United Kingdom69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brontë parsonage, Haworth
    First trip to iconic home of Brontë Family and it captured much of the essence of this extraordinary family . 6 children, so much tragedy with their father outliving them all. Charlotte enjoying a few years of happy marriage but dying in pregnancy. But the interior did capture the imagination and fun the girls had developing their literary genius. Informative cheerful guides helped fill in detail and anecdotes of their lives . Simon Armitage sensitively recreates the disintegration of tragic brother Bramwell’s room. Iconic and moving home in atmospheric Haworth.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 October 2023
  • sabatinitennis
    Ashford, United Kingdom3,697 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful and well stocked museum.
    If you are a Bronte fan, this is a must. It houses a healthy collection of memorabilia neatly laid out in many rooms on two floors. There is a well stocked shop as you leave the museum and the wide array of books and paraphernalia is to be applauded and will keep you occupied for a while. Set aside an hour or more to view the exhibits in this idyllic setting.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Lois A
    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    A great museum full of original furniture, letters, manuscripts and art work. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Parking was easy although I imagine in summer the carpark will fill up quickly. There is another small carpark a few minutes walk away. An enjoyable afternoon.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
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CCC186402
Birmingham, UK10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
I have wanted to visit the Bronte museum for many years but would not recommend it in the current climate. It's a very interesting place with knowledgeable guides but their covid restrictions made the whole experience rather joyless. You have to wait in each room until the previous visitors have left. Obviously people need varying amounts of time so this led to a lot of standing around. Once you're in you can't go backwards. Even worse in the exhibition space you have to queue behind the people in front of you. In our case they were studying every exhibit in really minute detail (fair enough but not what we wanted to do). When we saw the exit we tried to move out of the queue towards it and the guide really shouted at us, even though we were maintaining distance. I would recommend waiting until National Trust restrictions have eased to get more enjoyment from your visit.
Written 18 July 2021
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Vikinglongboat
Derby, UK147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
First of all the negatives, as i'm fuming about this and will be issuing a letter of complaint. We pre-booked a time slot and arrived at the museum. Then we were told that we had to wait outside in the freezing cold behind some other visitors also waiting to go in, until the staff saw fit to let us in. Then we were challenged at the door by a staff member for not wearing masks and encouraging us to put one on. This despite there being no Covid restrictions in place anymore by the Government and therefore it is now personal choice. I do not appreciate being accosted at the door of the museum and embarrassed in front of other visitors for not wearing a mask when masks are now just like the Bronte sisters. History. I told her we don't wear masks and then proceeded into the house where a number of staff using walkie talkies were busily telling people where they could go and what room they could go in next due to social distancing. We will always be courteous about giving people space but we do not need to be ushered around like cattle. If visitors are that bothered about Covid then don't go. Normality means that. No masks. No distancing. Not happy? Don't go. Had two years of little hitlers joyously bossing us about due to nonsensical ludicrous Covid rules and regs and now normality has resumed, yet these people don't like it. I completely understand that the museum is a small place and space is tight but we are grown adults for pete's sake! We felt awkward walking around the museum not wearing masks as just about everyone else had caved in and were doing their good old virtue signalling deed for the day by still wearing masks. Not us. Never again. Anyway. The museum itself was smaller than expected but the obvious sense of history and connection to the Brontes more than made up for this. Some of the displays were a little 'samey' but overall it was an enjoyable visit and i recommend it to anyone. The other negative though is that it cost nearly 30 quid for 2 adults and a child but there is no visitors toilet onsite. Which is completely unacceptable for a venue that charges. There are public toilets in the nearby car park but they aren't pleasant and they aren't always open. Meanwhile the gift shop is very spacious. Maybe cordon a portion of that off and built a bloody toilet for paying customers? Might be an idea? Overall a special place ruined by Covid obsessed zealots and an unacceptable lack of toilet facilities.
Written 24 February 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience last weekend. We are sorry you had to wait a short time before entering the Parsonage. As you acknowledge, the Museum is an intimate building and as visitors take differing amounts of time to study the exhibits and read the interpretation, there is occasionally a delay in being admitted. Once inside however, all visitors are welcome to spend as long as they wish and our friendly and informative staff are on hand to help with any enquiries. We are aware that the Government has now dropped all covid restrictions and that the wearing of masks is now a personal choice. However, due to the ongoing number of daily cases and the limited space in the Museum, our staff have been trained to invite visitors to continue to wear them for the time-being. There is no obligation to do so, but we know that many other visitors have been very grateful for this and the fact that we monitor numbers to avoid over-crowding; something which not only helps staff, volunteers and visitors feel safe, but also ensures a better visitor experience. We can assure you that there was no intention to embarrass you or make you feel awkward. Finally, we are very aware that the lack of onsite toilets is inconsistent with our status as a world-famous visitor attraction. As a Grade 1 listed building, there have been challenges associated with providing these. However, we are currently drawing up plans for fully accessible facilities and seeking external funding to pay for them. Like many museums heavily reliant on admissions income, the events of the last two years have a devastating impact on our finances. Your tickets are valid for 12 months, so we do hope you will visit us again soon.
Written 11 March 2022
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Libby M
Bath, United Kingdom75 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were in Haworth for a walking weekend and so decided to visit the museum before we headed off home. It had been snowing overnight so there was some slush and snow on the road, but it didn't stop us venturing up to the car park, where we paid for a few hours' parking and then navigated the very poorly maintained footpaths (very wet and uneven) to the museum entrance. Only to be told when we got there that the museum was closed 'due to the weather'. However, the shop and cafe were open! I should have asked as to why the staff in the shop/cafe couldn't operate the museum but didn't think about it at the time. Anyway, we were very annoyed that as 'softy southerners' we'd managed to negotiate the not-very-severe weather and had paid for parking only to be disappointed, especially as there were no signs in the car park to suggest that the museum wouldn't be open.
Written 28 February 2020
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Dear Libby, Thank you for your review, we are sorry that the Parsonage was closed when you arrived. The morning in question was a very rare occurrence when museum staff scheduled for the day faced difficult journeys in to work due to the weather and a build up of traffic on ungritted roads. Very local staff that arrived by 10 am was sufficient to open the shop, but not enough to run the museum. We did thankfully manage to open the museum by midday. Thank you for bringing to our attention that a notice in the car park would have saved you money, and that this would be useful to avoiding disappointment to potential visitors to the Parsonage in the future. By way of apology we would like to give you a free entry voucher, if you would like to send your details to bronte@bronte.org.uk Thank you, BPM
Written 17 March 2020
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Cara0317
Aberdeen, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
As a fan of the Brontës, I was very keen to visit the parsonage while staying in the area for a week. After some initial problems getting tickets (all tickets need to be prebooked online, and the system was down for a couple of days with apparently no way of contacting anyone to report the problem), I did finally manage to book a slot.

The museum is easily located, with a large (not free) car park just beside it. There are no toilet facilities in the museum itself but there are public toilets in the car park.

Due to Covid restrictions, when we visited groups were required to stay together and move from room to room in a specific order, waiting for the previous group to move on first. It's a bit of a feat of logistics on the part of the staff, as the museum layout doesn't easily lend itself to a one way system. However the staff are doing a great job in difficult circumstances. We were never pressured to move on, but did sometimes feel obliged to do so due to being aware of another group waiting to come in - but that's probably unfortunately unavoidable in the circumstances.

The house itself is fascinating, with many of the original furnishings (some of which, having been sold off long ago, have only recently returned). The staff are very knowledgeable and proffered various extra bits of information which added to the experience. After going around the parsonage itself you move on to an exhibition with many interesting features (I enjoyed seeing the Brontes' "little books" - incredibly tiny!). Unfortunately a few interactive features had been removed due to Covid, but this wasn't a major issue.

When we visited there was also a special exhibition celebrating Anne Brontë, which as an Anne fan (she's always underrated!) I particularly appreciated.

Overall it took just over an hour to go around the museum, with a bit longer spent in the shop. From the museum it's also a very short walk to the Main Street shops, which are also worth a look. (I particularly liked the Wave of Nostalgia bookshop with its friendly proprietor.)
Written 18 July 2021
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Tim C
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We tried to book in advance but the website link was not allowing this which was frustrating. This is why I have dropped to 4 star. On arrival we said this but they said they were full up all week, thankfully they had a cancellation of 3 people. We were a party of 5 but they let 3 of us in we had to draw straws on who went in. Appreciate in covid times numbers are restricted but 2 more people in our family could have gone in as it was spaced out between people. Taking that into account when we went into the museum, it was like a piece of history had been preserved and the rooms and history of the Bronte family were well explained. The house is really well preserved and it was a really informative visit.

One of our family is doing A level English and it was really informative for their studies.

Book in advance and if the booking weblink doesn’t work then phone to book. Do not rely on just turning up.
Written 21 August 2021
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Jenni M
Chelmsford, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Due to covid restrictions the museum has to be booked on line and this was very easy. The staff were very informative and looked after everyone as they moved from room to room maintaining our required distance. The house is very well preserved and incredibly interesting. Well worth a visit
Written 4 July 2021
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Jacky N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I was very disappointed with my visit to the museum there is no disabled access so managing to get to the ground floor with difficulty I found that was all I could do. Having paid full price with no hint that I would get less than half what I was paying for I felt deeply annoyed and disappointed. The staff could not have been more helpful but there was very little they could do, they found me a seat in the garden while my family enjoyed the rest of the tour. If we had seen any hint that access was a problem we would not have gone. I am sure disability access is a necessity in this day and age.
Written 11 September 2021
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Rigsbyscat1
Wallasey, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you have a love for English literature, it would be an absolute sacrilege to miss this gem in the heart of Haworth. The staff running this little museum are exceptional, and should you ask a question their enthusiasm and love of the art and history of the place is clear to see as they are most eager to assist (if asked)

I have recently arranged for the society to send a joint years membership card to a dear friend for her birthday, (a literary nut), who will be visiting this weekend (31st Jan 2019 - god help them) so many thanks again to Linda in admin who was most helpful in arranging this

Having first visited this place many many years ago as a young boy, the atmosphere of the place overwhelms each time I visit. So please go and support it if you can. A real piece of living history, set in the little town of Haworth, in Bronte country on the Yorkshire Moors.
Written 29 January 2020
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Hi there, Thanks for your wonderful review - we feel encouraged to go and visit ourselves! It's always good to read when a colleague has offered exceptional help! Many thanks again, Pete BPM
Written 12 February 2020
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julesforeman
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
I have wanted to visit all my life and it didn't disappoint. I loved the way the rooms were set up as if a Brontë would walk in at any moment. The arrangement of artefacts and information was perfect and whether you knew a lot or a little there was something to learn.

The way that the volunteers organised the movement of visitors around the museum to maintain social distancing was spot on. We were given such a warm greeting and every volunteer had so much interesting knowledge to share.
Written 19 September 2020
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Jacqueline E
450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Very covid aware, and putting sensible precautions in place, limiting numbers allowed in at a time with stewards directing people into less crowded spaces. Book your ticket before you go.
They have a large amount of stuff relating directly to the Brontë family and the information boards around the place are very informative, plus they have duplicated these where possible to allow as many people as possible to read them. There are informative notes relating to each of the articles in the display cases.
The staff in the building are really friendly and switched on.
All in all well worth a visit if you are in the area, but satnavs do struggle to find the closest car park to the museum.
Written 13 February 2022
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