SPRING has sprung in Haworth, and we’ve been welcoming visitors to the museum from all over the world.

We’re still enjoying high visitor numbers thanks to the interest in Sally Wainwright’s To Walk Invisible – the drama has just aired in the USA, so we hope we’ll be welcoming lots of American visitors to Haworth before too long!

For fans of the drama a little closer to home, we’re looking forward to our sold-out joint event with Ilkley Literature Festival, on Wednesday 19 April.

Sally Wainwright, writer and director of To Walk Invisible, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, will be in conversation with our Principal Curator Ann Dinsdale at the King’s Hall in Ilkley.

Tickets for this event went on sale at the beginning of March, and sold out really quickly, but looking ahead to next month, we’re happy to report that we still have a small number of tickets left to see our creative partner, Simon Armitage, speak about Mansions in the Sky, his exhibition for Branwell Brontë’s bicentenary year.

Call 01535 640192 to book, or go to www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on

Our new exhibition, Wuthering Heights – A Manuscript, opened last week, and artist Clare Twomey spent last Thursday welcoming visitors and inviting them to rewrite the lost manuscript of Wuthering Heights one sentence at a time.

We’re really excited about this project, which will see over 10,000 visitors helping us to copy out each individual sentence from Emily Brontë’s great novel, and will run for the remainder of the year. Come along to the museum and make your mark!

There’s lots going on at the museum next week – our Wild Wednesday workshop on April 19 marks Charlotte Brontë’s friendship and correspondence with Ellen Nussey by creating crafty writing paper and envelopes.

On Thursday April 20, the museum and shop will stay open until 8pm, and we’ll be welcoming local artist Hannah Nunn for a Meet the Maker evening.

Hannah will be discussing her bespoke garden design, inspired by the plants on the Parsonage garden in the springtime, and all items from her range will have 10 per cent off for one night only.

Calling all walkers! We’re partnering with Bradford Fairtrade Zone as part of the International Festival of Fair Trade Walks, which has a theme for 2017 of local literary connections.

We’ll be making our way from Thornton to Haworth, tracing the route that the Brontë family would have followed when they moved to the Parsonage in 1820.

Join us on the walk, departing from St James Church, Thornton, at 10am on Friday 21 April, or come along to the Old School Room in Haworth in the afternoon, for tea and cake, and to find out more about Patrick Brontë and his work towards for social justice.

April 21 is also the 201st anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, and we’ll be running informal talks about Charlotte’s life throughout the day, and a drop-in writing workshop with local author Glynis Charlton on the theme of journeys. Come along and join us!