Saturday, 18 June 2011

Behind the scenes at the Parsonage

News release:
The Parsonage will be opening its doors for a series of very special ‘behind the scenes’ tours on Wednesday 22 June and Tuesday 26 July, 7.00pm. Each evening will include a guided tour of the museum, a visit to the museum’s Library and a special opportunity to see some of the treasures of the museum’s collection at close quarters and new acquisitions. Wine and canapés will also be served.

The museum is not able to offer guided tours during normal opening hours due to limited space, and its Library, which was part of a Victorian extension added on to the Brontë house in the 1870s, is usually open only by special appointment for research purposes. The Parsonage Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë manuscripts, letters and artefacts, is able to display only around ten percent of its collections and the special tours will provide an opportunity for people to see some of the rarely seen treasures of the collection. There will also be the chance to find out more about the history of the Museum’s collection and how it is cared for and to see some of the most recent acquisitions.

I’m sure these special evenings will be extremely popular. The guided tour will give people a wonderful insight into life at the Parsonage in the Brontës’ time and the chance to see the Museum’s unique Library and some of the wonderful Brontë treasures it contains. It’s a very special experience indeed. Along with wine and canapés, it will all make for a delightful evening.

Andrew McCarthy
Director, Brontë Parsonage Museum

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and can be made for Wednesday 22 June or Tuesday 26 July, 7.00pm. Tickets are £16 each. 
To book, please contact Sonia Boocock, Brontë Parsonage Museum, 01535 640192/

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