WE’RE IN the middle of half-term and throughout the week we have been running Unquiet Slumbers, a series of talks and short walks about the spookier side of Haworth and the Brontës.

It’s not too late to join us – the talk will take place in the museum today and tomorrow at 11.30am. We might even venture out into the churchyard!

We still have a few tickets available for our Museums At Night tomorrow.

We are holding a candlelit evening with musician Ailís Ní Ríain, who will perform excerpts from her new composition Linger on the Brontë family piano. The piano is usually associated with Emily Brontë and is a much-loved item in the museum’s collection, so this event will be really special.

Tickets cost £15 including a glass of wine. You can book by emailing bronte.org.uk/whats-on or by calling 01535 640188.

It’s Halloween on Saturday and we are holding a special spooky Museums At Night event for all the family. Join us in the candlelit parsonage from 6.30pm and meet the Brontës’ housekeeper Tabitha Aykroyd and local resident and Black Bull regular Seth Poskett.

Tabby and Seth will be sharing dark tales, ghost stories, macabre happenings and village superstitions – you might not want to step back outside!

No pre-booking is necessary and admission is free for those providing proof of residence in postcode areas BD20, BD21, BD22 and residents of Thornton (the Brontë birthplace). Normal admission prices apply to all other visitors.

Many people love exploring the museum during the quieter months of the year and visitors who come between November 20 and December 6 are in for a special treat.

The hand-sewn patchwork quilt worked on by the Brontë sisters will be on display for the first time since the 1980s.

The quilt measures 187cm by 214cm and consists of silks, taffetas, velvets and cotton which may have been taken from old Brontë dresses. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see it.

Finally, a date for your diary. On November 26, the museum and shop will be open until 8pm. Explore the museum after hours and then join us for a glass of sherry and a spot of festive shopping.

Entry to the shop is free, but usual admission prices apply to the museum.

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The Brontë Parsonage, built between 1778 and 1779, was the lifelong home of the Brontë family. It was opened as a museum in 1928.

The museum library contains the world's most comprehensive collection of Brontë manuscripts, letters, early editions of the novels and poetry, and secondary material on the famous family and their work.

In her 1871 Reminiscences, Charlotte's close schoolfriend Ellen Nussey recalled her first visit to the Parsonage in the summer of 1833, and how, after family prayers at eight o'clock, Mr Brontë would lock and bar the front door at nine.