MOBILE phone users can now take a tour of Haworth's Bronte Parsonage Museum without setting foot in the building.

Bosses at the parsonage, one-time home to the legendary literary sisters, have introduced their first ever phone app.

The initiative gives people a close-up look at some of the rooms and exhibits within the museum.

And it provides background information about the Bronte family and their former residence.

"The idea for the app follows on from the touch-screen virtual tour kiosks we have upstairs at the museum," said library and collections officer, Sarah Laycock.

"The app highlights some of the important features of the parsonage and selected objects from the collections, such as Patrick Bronte's magnifying glass, as well as providing general details.

"It will mean that people who can't get to the museum for whatever reason will still be able to experience it.

"I'm sure it will be extremely popular."

The app is available, priced £1.49, from My Tunes.