WE HAVE a very busy May and June approaching, starting with Museums at Night on Thursday May 16.

You’ve still got time to get along to the museum to enjoy the Parsonage after-hours.

We have some intriguing domestic objects in our collection, and on this evening our museum assistants will be getting ‘hands on’ in our historic rooms, in order to allow you a closer look and the opportunity to find out exactly what some of the objects were used for, and how we care for them now.

Join us to discover the day-to-day domestic life of the Brontes. As always, on our late night Thursdays, after 5.30pm entry is free to visitors who live in the BD22, BD21 or BD20 postcode areas or in Thornton, birthplace of the Brontes. Last admission is 7pm.

The weekend of May 18 and 19 is Haworth’s 1940s weekend, so at 2pm we’re screening the Hollywood classic Devotion.

Often forgotten, this retelling of the Brontes’ life story features Olivia de Havilland, and has been described as ‘better as cinema than history’. Come along and test that theory! The film is free with admission.

Join us during May half-term holiday for short guided walks, museum trails and ‘hands on history’ sessions. In our Wild Wednesday! workshop on May 29, you can have a go at making one of the little books that the Bronte children are famous for.

All activities are free with admission to the museum, and keep checking bronte.org.uk/whats-on for more details.

Parsonage Unwrapped on May 31 has proved popular in the past, as you get chance to play house detective! A member of our curatorial team will guide you around the house and help you discover a different side to the Parsonage through uncovering hidden clues.

Tickets cost £22.50/£20 and places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01535 640192 or visit the website.

Our free Tuesday talk on June 4 focuses on Patrick Bronte’s role as father. History has sometimes viewed Patrick’s paternal skills harshly, but 200 years on, how do we now judge him as a father?

This talk will explore his approach to parenting, and the impact on his children. Tuesday talks are free with admission to the museum at 11.30am and 2pm.

Finally, the museum will be very busy over the weekend of June 7-9 as we welcome Bronte Society members from all over the UK and beyond to Haworth for our annual Summer Festival Weekend.

There are talks on Patrick Bronte, Shakespeare’s impact on the work of the Brontes, and Anne Lister, of Shibden Hall, Halifax, subject of Sally Wainwright’s new drama Gentleman Jack, which is due to air on May 19. After the success of Wainwright’s Bronte film To Walk Invisible, we’re all looking forward to learning more about another fascinating West Yorkshire woman!