THIS week sees a renewed focus on the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s two flagship exhibitions for 2017.

Special events will showcase Mansions in the Sky, the exhibition about Branwell Brontë, and the costume display from recent BBC drama To Walk Invisible.

Simon Armitage, who curated Mansions in the Sky, will talk about the process of putting together an exhibition about the often-underestimated Branwell.

Simon will reveal how his understanding of Branwell developed and changed as he took a closer look at the Brontë siblings’s life and influences.

The talk will be at the West Lane Baptist Centre, near the museum, on Saturday May 13 at 2.30pm.

The Haworth museum, run by the Brontë Society, is organising two events to mark the national Museums At Night festival.

One, on Wednesday May 17 at 7.30pm, will highlight the exhibition of costumes from Sally Wainwright’s Brontë biopic To Walk Invisible, shown to great acclaim on TV last Christmas.

Visitors to the £20-a-ticket event will join To Walk Invisible costume designer Tom Pye and academic Eleanor Houghton for an exclusive insight into the design and development of the historic costumes used in the 90-minute film.

Costumes from the drama will be displayed throughout the museum, and Tom and Eleanor will discuss the process of designing styling the Brontës, balancing the needs of both historical accuracy and television flair.

Tom Pye has worked extensively as both a set and costume design in the worlds of theatre, opera, film and television, collaborating with leading directors, including Peter Brook and Nicholas Hytner.

Eleanor Halton is in the third year of a PhD at the University of Southampton, and is written Decoding Clothing: Charlotte Brontë, Plainness and the Language of Dress.

Museums At Night will continue on Thursday May 18 with a hands-on history sessions running from 5.30pm.

The event is free to visitors providing proof of residence in the BD22, BD21 or BD20 postcode areas, or Thornton. Usual admission prices apply to other people.

Visit on or call 01535 642323 for further information on all the events and to book tickets.