The Bronte Parsonage Museum is to be redecorated so that it looks more like the famous sisters’ home than ever before.

Decorators will draw on the research of specialists into what the building’s interiors looked like in the mid-19th century.

The “decorative archaeology” was carried out last winter while the museum underwent its annual two-month closure.

After the museum closes at the end of this autumn the restoration work will begin, ready for reopening in February.

The museum, run by the Bronte Society, said it wanted to offer visitors a “more authentic Bronte experience”.

The “new” look will be followed next March by an exhibition in the museum entitled Heaven Is a Home: the Story of the Brontes’ Parsonage.

The museum promises an “exciting” programme of special events throughout 2013 to celebrate the redecoration.

This will include a study day on March 23, at the nearby West Lane Baptist Centre, to explore the concept of houses in the English novel. As well as looking at the Brontes’ creations – including Wuthering Heights, Wildfell Hall and Thornfield Hall – the tutors will look at titles by other authors. Tickets cost £20 including entry to the museum, from