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Address: 281 Oxford Road | Gomersal, Bradford BD19 4JP, England
Phone Number: 441274335056
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Delightful former cloth merchant's home with atmospheric period roos, set...

Delightful former cloth merchant's home with atmospheric period roos, set in enchanting period gardens. Charlotte Bronte visited her friend Mary Taylor in the 1830s and featured the house and family in her novel Shirley. Restored outbuildings house Bronte and local history exhibitions.

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Lovely and interesting.

This is a lovely house with a warm homely feel. The Bronte connection adds to the interest. And the house is also worth a visit in its own right. We had a very enjoyable Sunday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
joseph850
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely house with a warm homely feel. The Bronte connection adds to the interest. And the house is also worth a visit in its own right. We had a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon visit.

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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location, really a part of gomersal that we can't miss i recommend people use it more and more !

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Emma C, Audience Development Offier at Red House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A ok little place we just came across was £2.50 for a adult free parking little museum about gomersel spen vally area and bronte sister who visited there in the 1800 s . Nice gardens to walk round in worth the admittance fee

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you think it is good value and that you like our award winning gardens. More 

Gomersal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Red House is some how haunting in a beautiful way. I walk my dogs in the land next door and sometimes imagine there is someone looking out of the window from the days gone by. Love this place.

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Thank ali735
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, pleased to hear you love the house too. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this is a small museum, it was particularly enjoyable to go round with only a few other visitors. Beautifully laid out rooms of the period with many interesting items. Personally, I did not think the life-sized models added anything to the displays but neverthless the atmosphere was very warm. Very interesting first world war exhibition with history of the... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about your peaceful visit to our beautiful house. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The Red House was the home of Charlotte Bronte's lifelong friend Mary Taylor. In the novel 'Shirley' the Red House is featured as 'Briarmains'. There is a very good free booklet called 'The Brontes in Pennine Yorkshire'' which explains all about the Bronte family connection to this part of West Yorkshire. Don't miss the Exhibition Centre near the Cafe area.... More 

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review and pleased to hear you say it is a must see for Bronte fans. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is quite a small property in comparison to the other houses/museums in the area such as Bagshaw Hall and Oakwell Hall. There is a small entrance fee, good parking, small gardens to explore, the house is a "livable" size, the rooms feel very "staged" with rope barriers and some lifesize figures in various rooms. Seemed a little odd to... More 

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you had an interesting visit and yes we do have children's activities on at the moment! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Quite a few of these kirklees attractions are faced with closure , they are just not as popular as rthe bronte parsonage and other popular places , this is a super place and it would be a crying shame to see it close. Looked after not in away to maximise profits and looking after visiters makes me think that the... More 

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed our superb house and interesting exhibitions. More 

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A beautiful house well presented and supported. A visit to Red House is a trip back in time to see how the other half lived.

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, so pleased to hear your comments. More 

Saltaire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An1830s cloth merchant's home with fascinating Brontë connections. We arrived on 2nd Jan to find only the the main house open, hence a reduced entry fee. The gardens are seasonal so I make no comment on them. The hall has little information and you can visit all rooms in less than 30 minutes

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