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Monday, 29 March 2010

Easter at the Parsonage

News release from the Director, Andrew Macarthy:

The newly refurbished Brontë Parsonage Museum is hoping for a busy Easter break this year. The museum has had a brisk start to the year following a major refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. There are various new displays featuring several newly acquired treasures including Emily Brontë’s artists box and an early Charlotte Brontë poetry manuscript as well as items not previously displayed; amongst which are some of the Brontës' stockings!

There are also new items relating to Haworth Church and day to day life in the village in the nineteenth century that have been donated by locals following a recent appeal, and an exhibition of contemporary paintings based on Emily Brontë’s poems by local artist Jo Brown.

In addition to the new displays there will also be an Easter quiz for children to enjoy as they explore the Parsonage and a special Easter trail with a host of clues that will take families on a mysterious journey around the Parsonage grounds and Haworth Churchyard. Those able to crack the code will win a prize!

And for those looking for a bargain day out over Easter, special vouchers have been distributed around the shops and cafes on Haworth Main Street giving two people admission to the museum for the price of one. These will be available from Thursday 1 April.

A trip to Haworth offers a great day out over Easter. There’s so much to enjoy in and around the village and it’s a great time to see the museum. A lot of work has been done over the winter to improve our displays and give visitors the chance to see more wonderful Brontë treasures than ever before. And with the two-for-one vouchers available to pick up in the shops and cafes it all makes for an enjoyable but not costly day out.