Sunday, 1 July 2007

Well-dressed in August

Throughout August, the Parsonage will be hosting a summer season of family activities to ensure children of all ages have something exciting to do in the school holidays, whilst learning a thing or two about the lives of the Brontë family.

Events take place on consecutive Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays commencing 7 August and ending on 30 August 2007. These will include exploring history through artefacts, re-enactions and arts and crafts workshops.

New this year will be an audio dramatization of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Life of Charlotte Brontë leading on from the display at the Museum, and a Brontë trail for families to follow accompanied by tour guides who will tell the story of life in and around the Parsonage.

Note down the date for a new costumed performance of Jane Eyre, the well dressed Governess on Wednesday 8 August at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm which will explore the life of Jane Eyre through the clothes that she wore.

The summer season is always popular, with children and parents from across the UK making the trip to the Parsonage. Children will get the chance to dress up, write with quill pens and make bags and shoes whilst adults are entertained by Museum staff - in particular Andrew McCarthy - staging the hilarious Branwell’s About on the front lawn.

The Museum is open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm and all activities are free upon admission.


Tuesdays - 11.30am - Guided Walk
12.30 pm - Branwell’s About
1.30 pm - Tabby’s Tour
2.30 pm - Guided Walk
3.30 pm - Branwell’s About

Wednesdays - Hands on History – Dress up, write with quill pens and take part in activities whilst handling a collection of artefacts exploring history and life in the Parsonage

Wed 8 August - Jane Eyre, the well dressed Governess

Thursdays - 11.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00pm - 4.00 pm
Arts and Crafts for all the family

Diane Kay

For general information please contact the Brontë Parsonage Museum on
+44 1535 642323 or visit

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