image for Talk item typeCritical Response To Wuthering Heights at Bronte Parsonage Museum

Talk, Tue 2 Oct 2018

Bronte Parsonage Museum

Bronte Parsonage Museum


Church Street,
BD22 8DR

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Contemporary critical reactions to Wuthering Heights expressed bewilderment, shock and horror. Very few critics were entranced, but all were mesmerised. After the initial flurry of fascination, however, interest appeared to die down, and it seemed that the American critic who claimed the novel would ‘live a short and brilliant life and then die and be forgotten’ would be proved right. Why was the early response to Wuthering Heights so extreme, and what caused opinion to change so much in later years that by the end of the nineteenth century, Emily was seen to be the true genius of the family?

The talk will be delivered twice, at 11:30am and 2.00pm.
Free with admission to the Museum.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 2 Oct 2018 11:30 14:00
November - March: 10am – 5pm
April - October: 10am – 5.30pm


Free with general museum admission.

Adult: £8.50
Concession:* £6.50
Child: £4.00 (under 5s free)
Family ticket: £20.00 (up to 2 adults and 4 children)
£10.00 (one adult and one child)

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

*Students, people over 65, people in receipt of Personal Independence Payment and people in receipt of a means-tested benefit. Please be prepared to provide proof of status.




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    Map reference: SE 029372  Lat: 53.83106 Long: -1.95741

    By Train
    From Keighley Railway Station. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam trains between Keighley and Haworth at weekends, bank holidays and daily in summer. For more information on trains and train timetables:
    *From KWVR Haworth Railway Station, The Parsonage is 6 min walk via Main St and Bridgehouse Ln/B6142.

    By Bus
    Regular bus services run from Keighley Bus Station to Haworth - 663 - 664 - 665 - 720
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    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.