The film, starring Orson Wells and Joan Fontaine.
Parsonage bosses managed to buy the script for an undisclosed sum, thanks to a grant from the Museums, Libraries and Archives’ Victoria and Albert fund.
It has special status because it is annotated throughout by Aldous Huxley, the British author who adapted the movie for the big screen.
Jane Eyre was filmed in Hollywood during the Second World War and released in 1943.
Ann Dinsdale, Bronte Parsonage Museum’s collections manager, said: “It’s a fascinating archive which includes the preliminary script – it means you can see how the screen play evolved and changed when the film was in the making.
“For anybody studying or researching film and interested in how scripts are adapted and how a film evolves, it will be extremely interesting.”
The museum re-opens on Tuesday, February 1, following a months closure for maintenance work, cleaning, conservation, revaluation of the museum’s collections, decorative archaeology and the development of new displays. A team of experts have also been carrying out decorative analysis which it is hoped will help reveal how the place was decorated during the Bronte time in the early 1800s.
Information relating to the project will be available to visitors and the museum will be formulating a plan to completely redecorate the Parsonage in 2012.
Visitors to the museum will also be able to see a variety of new displays, with more of the museum’s collection on display than ever.