THE SUMMER holidays are in full swing at the museum, and so is our programme of family activities!

We’re finding that our Brontë Mystery trail is going down a storm with families, and the Meeting Charlotte talks that we’re running twice a day each Tuesday have been really well attended.

They are the perfect supplement to our Charlotte Great and Small exhibition, curated by novelist Tracy Chevalier, which keeps going from strength to strength.

We’re also offering fun, family-friendly drop-in craft workshops every Wednesday of the summer holidays, between 11am and 4pm. These sessions are all artist-led, and all materials are provided.

Why not come along on Wednesday August 24 and make your own 3D paper boat, or visit on August 31 and create your own Parsonage in watercolour?

Best of all, these trails, talks and workshops are all free with admission to the museum.

We’re looking ahead to our Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing, which runs from September 9 to 11, and we’re delighted to be hosting our sixth festival dedicated to showcasing and celebrating women’s writing and the limitless ways in which the Brontë sisters continue to inspire contemporary literature.

Tickets are currently still available for all festival events, but they’re going very quickly and spaces are limited!

The festival kicks off on the afternoon of Friday, September 9, when the inimitable Glynis Charlton returns to Haworth with another of her friendly, informal writing workshops – Glynis’s sessions always sell out, so book your ticket soon!

On Friday evening, we’ll be hosting a Meet the Editors evening in partnership with Mslexia, the nation’s best-selling literary magazine.

Come along to Cobbles and Clay from 7pm to meet editors from three of the region’s most influential independent presses (Bluemoose Books, Comma Press and Dog Horn Publishing), who will be sharing their wisdom and providing tips on how best to submit your work.

The evening will end with a Spotlight open-mic session, and is not-to-be-missed for all aspiring local writers.

Mslexia will also host two writing workshops – How to Write a Synopsis and An Arresting First Page - at the glorious Ponden Hall on Saturday, September 10.

Saturday evening sees our star-studded headline event at West Lane Baptist Centre – award-winning novelists Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist, The Muse), Grace McCleen (our 2016 writer-in-residence) and Tracy Chevalier will discuss The Magic of the Miniature.

This will be a totally unique and very special event, featuring readings from Jessie and Grace’s work, and tickets are in high demand – don’t miss out!

Finally, perennial favourites LipService, the long-established comedy duo, will close the festival on sunday September 11 with their brand-new, specially-commissioned walking tour of Haworth – Withering Walks.

This journey of discovery promises to reveal a whole new side to both Haworth and the Brontës, so don your walking boots and join us for this whirlwind tour around crumbling cobbles, ghostly ginnels and blasted stumps.

Tickets for all events can be booked online at or by calling 01535 640188.