Friday, 13 January 2006

The Parsonage in winter

The Parsonage is currently closed to the public. This is so that staff can clean up exhibits, change displays and examine precious artefacts before re-opening on February 1st 2006.

Curator Polly Salter, who is in charge of the operation, is anticipating welcoming the seven millionth visitor this summer.

The museum opened in 1928. Roughly calculated, one million visitors have walked through the front door each decade.

Every exhibit must be carefully scrutinised, displays must be updated and essential maintenance must take place. A new exhibition called Face to Face with Charlotte is being set up - in her bedroom, where she died in 1855.

Staff can still be contacted, and would love to hear from you. For details of events, email

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