Brontë Parsonage Museum
HAWORTH, WEST YORKSHIRE
Haworth Parsonage was the lifelong family home of the Brontës. An intensely close-knit family, the Brontës saw the parsonage as the heart of their world, and the moorland setting provided them with inspiration for their writing. The house contains much personal memorabilia, including the furniture Charlotte bought with the proceeds of her literary success, Branwell's portraits of local worthies, Emily's writing desk and Anne's books and drawings. Please visit website for information on special events during 2018, commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Ground floor only accessible
- Facilities: Info in large type & Braille, loop induction system
- Opening Times: Open daily, Apr-Sep 10-5.30; Oct-Dec & Feb-Mar 10-5; 1 Jan 12-5 (last admission 30 mins before closing). Closed 24-27 Dec, 2-31 Jan
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About the area
Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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