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Exhibition, Wed 1 Feb 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Brontë 200 - Mansions in the Sky

Brontë 200 - Mansions in the Sky

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Who was Branwell Brontë? This new exhibition, curated by poet Simon Armitage, invites us inside the mind and world of the notorious Brontë brother in a search for answers to this question. Inspired by an early poem sent to William Wordsworth by the optimistic and precocious twenty-year old, Armitage explores Branwell’s colourful personal history through his writings, drawings and possessions, displayed at the Parsonage alongside newly created installations.

Highlights include a series of new poems by Armitage in response to Branwell’s belongings in the Museum collection, a dramatic recreation of Branwell’s studio designed in collaboration with the production team of the BBC’s To Walk Invisible, and the actual letter and poem posted to Wordsworth, loaned by the Wordsworth Trust especially for the bicentenary. In delving into the life and times of the infamous Branwell, Mansions in the Sky will provoke new insights into the charismatic and complicated brother of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 1 Feb 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018 11:00 to 16:00
1 April – 31 October 10am – 5.30pm
1 November – 31 March 10am – 5pm
New Year's Day 12noon – 5pm

Prices

Adult:£8.50
Concession:£6.50
Student:£6.50
Child: £4.00 (under 5s free)
Family ticket:£20.00 (up to 2 adults and 4 children)
£10.00 (one adult and one child)

Exhibition free with admission to the Museum.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 1 Feb - Mon 1 Jan Brontë 200 - Mansions in the Sky
Fri 24 Feb - Sat 24 Feb Brontë Treasures
Fri 26 May - Sat 26 May Brontë Treasures
Thu 15 Jun - Fri 15 Jun Late Night Thursday - Meet the Maker
Fri 26 May - Sat 26 May Parsonage Unwrapped: Playing house detectives
Fri 17 Feb - Mon 1 Jan To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage to Production

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    Address

    Church Street,
    Haworth,
    BD22 8DR

    Location

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    Map reference: SE 029372  Lat: 53.83106 Long: -1.95741

    By Train
    From Keighley Railway Station. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam trains between Keighley and Haworth at weekends, bank holidays and daily in summer. For more information on trains and train timetables: kwvr.co.uk
    *From KWVR Haworth Railway Station, The Parsonage is 6 min walk via Main St and Bridgehouse Ln/B6142.

    By Bus
    Regular bus services run from Keighley Bus Station to Haworth - 663 - 664 - 665 - 720
    For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit: www.keighleybus.co.uk/

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome

    Heritage Education Trust - Sandford Award Winner.