The Brontë Passage Museum

The Brontë Passage Museum

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is marking the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë in 2016 with the launch of Brontë200 – The Brontë Society’s special programme of events celebrating Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020.

Author Tracy Chevalier - best known for her novel Girl With a Pearl Earring - will be working with the museum on projects including a Brontë quilting challenge and an exhibition at The Brontë Parsonage Museum contrasting the smallness of Charlotte’s world with the greatness of her achievements.

The exhibition, named I Shall Go Off Like a Bombshell, opens at the museum in February next year.

“I have long loved Charlotte Brontë and am thrilled to be involved in the upcoming celebration of her bicentenary,” said Tracy. “The Brontë Parsonage Museum is a unique house; it’s incredible to see the place where so much creativity arose.”

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte’s 200th birthday falls on April 21 and will be celebrated throughout the day at Haworth Parsonage. Visitors to the museum will be treated to tea and cake and a few surprises.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is in Haworth, West Yorkshire, and is open November to March between 1000hrs-1700hrs and April to October between 1000-1730hrs. The museum is closed in January except on New Year’s Day (1200 – 1700hrs).

Groups of 10 or more can benefit from reduced rates and guided walks, and illustrated walks are available. To enquire about group options and rates email For more information visit

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