BRONTË biographer Elizabeth Gaskell will drop into the Brontë Parsonage on Thursday April 19.

Mrs Gaskell, a well-known novelist in her own right, will join Haworth Church sexton John Brown to speak with visitors about their friendship with the Brontë family.

Costumed guides will play both the historical figures during the latest Late Night Thursday at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, running until 8pm.

Admission to the Haworth museum is free to local people after 5.30pm, if they take along proof of residence in the BD22, BD21 or BD20 postcode areas or Thornton.

The last admission is 7.30pm.

The monthly Brontë Treasures session will be at the museum on April 27 at 2pm, when a curator will offer visitors unique access to treasures from the Brontë Society collection.

The same day sees the latest Parsonage Unwrapped session at 7.30pm, when Dr Emma Storr will speak about life and death in smelly, crowded and unsanitary Haworth in the 1840s.

Visit’s on or call 01535 642323 for further information.