WE'RE holding special monthly events at the Brontë Parsonage Museum as part of celebrations for Charlotte’s bicentenary.

Three separate events are being held each month, Thursday late openings, Tuesday afternoon talks and Parsonage Unwrapped evenings.

The late openings begin tonight (February 18) when we show what a magical place the Parsonage is after hours.

People can experience the historic rooms with their friends, families or as part of a larger group until 8pm, also on March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16.

Keep an eye on bronte.org.uk/whats-on for details of one-off events which will make your after-hourse visit extra special. The usual admission prices apply, and advance booking is not required.

Meanwhile, Parsonage Unwrapped allows visitors to delve deeper into the museum and its collection. Places are limited, so early booking is advised: in fact the March event, The Darker Side Of Life In Haworth, is already sold out.

There are a few places left for the February 26 event at 7.30pm, when we will look at love and courtship in the life of Charlotte.

This will celebrate the fact that on February 26 1839, Charlotte received a proposal of marriage from Henry Nussey, brother of her friend Ellen.

Our Parsonage Unwrapped evening on April 29 is entitled Celebrating Charlotte, and features a special tour of the Brontë Parsonage Museum focussing on Charlotte.

The May 27 event is entitled Playing House Detectives, and will be hosted by a member of our collections team will reveal a different side to life in the parsonage.

The guided tour will help visitors uncover the clues hidden in the historic parts of the house and reveal what it would have been like in the Brontës’ time.

Tickets for all Parsonage Unwrapped events cost £15 for adults, and £12 for concessions and Brontë Society members. The price includes a glass of wine.

There will be special talks by Brontë experts at 2pm on the first Tuesday of each month, free payment of normal museum admission.

We Are Three Sisters, on March 1, is a talk about Charlotte Brontë’s complex and creative relationship with her sisters.

My Dear Master, on April 5, is a talk about Charlotte Brontë’s passionate attachment to her teacher in Brussels, Monsieur Heger.

To Be Forever Known, on May 3, will centre on Charlotte Brontë and her sometimes contradictory attitude to fame.

Uncovering Brontë Country, on June 7, is a talk focusing on northern locations that feature in the writing of Charlotte Brontë.

We will as usual take part in the national Museums At Night festival, beginning on May 12 with Charlotte Undressed, a ticketed event allowing a chance for people to view rarely-displayed pieces from Charlotte Brontë’s wardrobe in our library with a member of our collections team.

Visit call bronte.org.uk/whats-on or 01535 640188 for further information about all events being held between now and June celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë,.

Please visit the website or call us for details of how to book tickets.