Days out in Yorkshire: Bronte Museum

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We’ve all heard of the Brontë sisters, and most of us probably know that they lived and wrote in the village of Haworth, West Yorkshire.

The Brontë home is a fantastic museum full of fascinating displays and insights into the lives of the three sisters, from their early life right up to when they were shaping the future of English literature.

Theparsonage is pretty much completely open to visitors, with each room kept true to how it would have looked in the nineteenth century.

Step into each room, and you get a sense of the story that the Brontë home has to tell. Tales of sisterhood, a troubled brother, and a father outliving his children, to name just three.

The Parsonage also hosts rolling exhibitions, including their new showing, The Brontës, War and Waterloo, which looks at how violence and brutality comes through in the work of the sisters. It may not be the most uplifting of subject matter, but it certainly is interesting!

An once you’ve digested the lives and times of three trailblazing female writers, the village of Haworth has everything else you need for a great day out, including the scene of one of the pictures of last year’s Grand Départ of the Tour de France, as the peloton made its way up the village’s cobbled high street. Plus, there are brilliant cafes and restaurants everywhere!

Oh, and a day out to Haworth wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the nearby Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

FACTFILE

Prices: Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50, Family £18

Opening Times: Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Address: Brontë Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth

Car Parking: Paid-for car park nearby

Attraction Website: www.bronte.org.uk

Telephone: 01535 642323

Sat Nav: BD22 8DR

For more days out see www.yorkshire.com

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