Set in the gorgeous Georgian building the Bronte’s called home, The Bronte Parsonage Museum now offers visitors and fans a fascinating insight into the lives of the famous family. The building still has the character of a family home, and houses the world’s most extensive collection of rare Bronte manuscripts, prints and artefacts, and visitors get to experience them right where the sisters lived and wrote.
See the straight-backed chair in which Mr Bronte would sit beside the fire and reflect, study the desk at which the girls practiced their German and wander the gardens that have altered little since the days when the Bronte’s called this home. If you’d like to make sure you don’t miss a thing, ask for a VIP tour from one of the experts who will tell you the stories behind the items as you make your way around.
The museum is also the home of the Bronte Society, so the friendly team of volunteers are always more than happy to bring the house to life with anecdotes and information, and there are even guides around the village available for those who want to know more about how life would have been for the literary family.
If your group is larger than ten you’ll need to book in advance, and if you want to make your visit extra special phone ahead and arrange a private tour which may include the chance to enter private rooms.