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Bronte Parsonage Museum

Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR

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Introduction

  • The venue offers free entry for a companion of a disabled visitor.

Opening Times (April to October)

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.

Opening Times (November to March)

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • Last entrance is at 16:30.
    • The museum is closed from the 24th - 27th December and from the 1st - 31st January.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Keighley.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Admissions Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 65cm (2ft 2in).

Level Change (Admissions Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The road from the car park to the admissions entrance is cobbled.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the admissions entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • The touch screen shows information and a virtual tour of the museum.
    • The touch screen is 119cm high.

Outside Access (The Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 66cm (2ft 2in).

Level Change (The Shop Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments View
    • The road from the car park to the shop entrance is cobbled.

Inside Access (Shop)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Accessible entry to the shop is via the admissions entrance.
    • There is a medium height step leading from the counter to the shop and reception area.

Outside Access (Bronte Parsonage Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Bronte Parsonage Museum Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Level Change (Bronte Parsonage Garden Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the garden.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the garden.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Bronte Parsonage Museum Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Wheelchair External Access

  • The seating width of the wheelchair that is available from the museum is 39cm.
  • The narrowest doorway on the wheelchair route is 69cm.
  • The fire doors are 145cm wide.
  • Staff will bring the wheelchair to the Parsonage garden entrance.
  • The route from the garden entrance leads to the rear of the building through the fire doors.
  • Please note that the steps and slope from the car park would still have to be negotiated independently.

Internal Wheelchair Access

  • The wheelchair access is to the ground floor of the museum only.
  • The narrowest door on the internal route to the Parsonage kitchen is 62cm wide.
  • There is a small slope on the route to the kitchen.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Internal Level Changes)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located throughout the venue.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • Comments View
    • There is one level change with no handrails, one level change with handrails on both sides and one level change with handrails on the left.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, please contact the admissions staff.

Other Floors (Museum)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are half of the exhibits.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the meadow at the side of the venue.