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Address: 281 Oxford Road | Gomersal, Bradford BD19 4JP, England
Phone Number: 441274335056
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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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Local gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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North West England, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 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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Thank Sue00do
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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162 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Thank dla1950
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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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Educational, historical,well looked after garden with old roses etc. Themed events during the year for all ages.

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Dewsbury
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72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A small local 'museum' with a country house 'feel'..lots of period (Georgian) detail&furnishings plus a Coach House section.

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

An amazing historic house with beautiful gardens and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed looking around all the rooms, which are decorated as they would have been in 1832. The children were kept entertained by their own trail and there's a lovely little shop at the end with pocket money toys. Having been to several Bronte attractions, including those... More 

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Thank Rachel B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

small museum, gives an impression of a house in the times off Charlotte Bronte. A little shop with books of Charlotte Bronte.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Less famous than its Haworth competitor this site is a must visit for anyone interested in the Brontes - or the social history of milling in the West Riding. The house is pretty much as it was during the Victorian era with sympathetic displays and limited information on the Bronte connection. The gardens are lovely too - and there is... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Bronte expo is great and watch out for events in the hay loft. Not a huge place but worth visiting and getting a feel of the local history.

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