THERE’S lots going on here at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth as the year draws to a close.

The shorter days mean the museum is quieter than in the summer, but this offers visitors the opportunity to wander at leisure through the historic rooms and really soak up the evocative atmosphere.

In addition, visitors who come between now and December 6 are in for a special treat as 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.

Christmas is fast approaching and our museum shop is bursting with gifts for literature lovers everywhere.

On Thursday, November 26 the shop will be open until 8pm. The rooms of the parsonage will be decorated for Christmas and we encourage visitors to explore the museum 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.

On Saturday December 5 we are holding a Christmas craft workshop for all the family. Come and join artist Rachel Lee and make a tree decoration from recycled fabric, blankets or maybe an old jumper!

The workshop will run between 11am and 4pm and is free with entrance to the museum.

Finally some exciting news. Haworth and the Parsonage are great locations for film and TV and with Charlotte’s bicentenary year just around the corner, we are receiving even more media enquiries than usual.

We are very excited to be working with BBC Bristol on their documentary Living Like A Brontë and are looking forward to welcoming them to the Parsonage next month.

The one-hour programme will be presented by Martha Kearney, Lucy Mangan and Helen Oyeyemi and will air on BBC2 in the spring.

Filming will culminate with a re-enactment of Charlotte’s marriage to Arthur Bell Nicholls and everyone is invited.

The BBC would like residents of Haworth and the surrounding area to line Church Street and celebrate as Charlotte leaves the church on her wedding day.

We think this will be a lovely way in which to end the year and hope that you would like to join us.

Filming will take place outside the museum on Friday, December 11 and anyone interested should contact in order to receive further information as details become available.

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