WHERE did summer go? The time between these Ticket pieces seems to fly – probably because there is always so much going on here!

Despite typically Yorkshire mixed weather, the museum continues to be busy with people from all over the world visiting the Parsonage.

Many are first-time visitors who are fulfilling a lifetime’s ambition, but just as many are regular visitors who return to see the different displays and hear our programme of free talks.

Our Front of House team enjoys celeb spotting and last weekend, a sharp-eyed staff member spotted Edwina Currie, former MP and Strictly participant!

Recent visitors have been offered the opportunity to enhance their visit by taking the opportunity to experience a new audio drama in the nearby churchyard.

Commissioned by West Yorkshire Playhouse and written by Emma Adams especially for the Parsonage, Tiny Shoes is a contemporary piece lasting approximately 20 minutes.

It costs £3 to experience – just ask one of our museum assistants at the admissions desk and you will be kitted out with iPod, headphones and – if it’s raining – an umbrella! Tiny Shoes will run until October 22.

Now September is here, we are looking forward to our Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing which runs from September 9 to 11. This year we’re working in partnership with Mslexia and the line-up includes the hilarious comedy duo LipService, Tracy Chevalier, Jessie Burton and our 2016 Writer in Residence, Grace McCleen.

Tickets for several of the writing workshops have sold out, so if your creative muscles are in need of a flex, be sure to book soon. The full programme is available to view at bronte.org.uk/whats-on.

Meanwhile across the Atlantic, the Morgan Library in New York is preparing to open a brand new Charlotte Brontë exhibition.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum has loaned several items for the show, including a dress worn by Charlotte when she visited William Thackeray. She couldn’t have imagined, when she wore it nearly 170 years ago, that it would one day go on display on the other side of the world!

If you’ve always meant to visit the museum but have never quite got around to it, you’ve just got a few days left to make the most of the promotion we’re running with Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Buying an Adult Rover ticket will get you £2 off admission to the museum. Or if you prefer, visit the museum first and get £2 off your KWVR rover. The promotion runs until Sunday, September 4, but you will have until October for to use your voucher.

Finally, although there is still a third of 2016 to go, we have started to plan our 2017 programme.

We will be marking the bicentenary of Branwell Brontë in a variety of ways, so if you haven’t yet signed up to our e-newsletter, be sure to do so via our website so that you don’t miss the latest announcements. Also, look out for news about a programme of special events during January – our usual closed period – very exciting!