SOUNDS like Heathcliff in an innovative new attraction at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth.

Keighley schoolchildren have created an audio installation inspired by the anti-hero of Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights.

The Outsider, which can be heard at the museum from October 25 to January 1, features sounds recorded by children from several schools.

They worked last year at the Parsonage with artist and researcher Rachel Emily Taylor, exploring ideas of a ‘ contemporary Heathcliff’.

Taylor recorded the children reading poetry about being in the landscape, which has been shaped into an audio installation of ‘clock chimes’.

The chimes are reminiscent of various scenes from Wuthering Heights, as well as the children’s feelings about aspects of their own lives.

The chimes include Lockwood’s four-hour journey between Wuthering Heights and the Grange, the routine of the contemporary classroom, the strictness of Heathcliff’s treatment, and how the children felt out on the moors.

The launch of the audio installation coincides with the October half-term when the museum will host family activities and the annual Museums at Night.

Wild Wednesdays will adopt the theme Monstrous Masks on October 24 and 31 from 11am to 4pm, when children can make masks inspired by Wuthering Heights and transform themselves just in time for Halloween.

A spokesman said: “Whether it’s the eerie face of a ghost waif at the window, or Heathcliff at his most diabolical, faces can be scary things in Emily’s writing!”

There are more chills at the museum’s monthly Late Night Thursday on October 25, tying in with Museums at Night and featuring Spooky Storytelling.

Admission is free after 5.30pm to visitors providing proof of residence in the BD22, BD21 and BD20 postcode areas or Thornton.

Visit or call 01535 640192 for further information.