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Red House - CLOSED

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CLOSURE OF THIS HOUSE IS CULTURAL VANDALISM

Revisited this historical gem (with its strong Bronte connections) prior to its closure by Kirklees... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2016
Chris F
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
a true treasure...

I thought it was just a nice old house with not much to see inside, and now I can't thank my friend... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
Zzjones
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London, United Kingdom
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Dec 13, 2016
“CLOSURE OF THIS HOUSE IS CULTURAL VANDALISM”
Nov 3, 2016
“a true treasure...”
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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281 Oxford Road | Gomersal, Bradford BD19 4JP, England
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+44 1274 335056
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

Revisited this historical gem (with its strong Bronte connections) prior to its closure by Kirklees Council - as a 'money saving exercise' - the same Council which seems to have no problem wasting money on any amount of 'PC' schemes. If they have any sense...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

I thought it was just a nice old house with not much to see inside, and now I can't thank my friend enough for making me go in and be in those rooms which I have to say I value now much more than any...More

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Please thank your friend for me too! And thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed September 25, 2016 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.

Thank joseph850
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed September 21, 2016

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

Thank Aaron G
Emma C, Audience Development Offier at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thank you for your review and recommendation!

Reviewed September 14, 2016 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

Thank Mark H
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

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

Reviewed September 13, 2016 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.

Thank ali735
Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

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

Reviewed August 30, 2016

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...More

Thank YorkshireHill
Emma C, Audience Development Manager at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2016

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

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...More

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Emma C, Audience Development Officer at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2016

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

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"...More

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2016

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

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...More

Thank Peter e
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

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

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