Haworth’s MP, Robbie Moore, has visited the Bronte Parsonage in the village which is opening its doors to members from today (Friday 28th August) and to members of the public from tomorrow (Saturday 29th August).
The museum, based at the former home of the famous Bronte sisters and honours their lives and work, is only going to open for five days a week rather than its usual seven. The museum’s operators insist that they’ve taken all necessary safety measures, with social distancing enforced, masks available and cleanliness a top priority.
The operators go further, suggesting that visitors now have the opportunity to get a ‘more intimate view’ of the iconic parsonage which are the ‘crown jewels’ of the constituency.
A spokesperson for the museum said:
“After being closed for the longest period of our 92 year history we are delighted to be opening our doors again this weekend.
“We have worked hard to make the Museum a safe and welcoming environment for our staff, volunteers and visitors and are looking forward to sharing our world class collection with people from near and far.”
The MP for Keighley and Ilkley Robbie Moore said:
“The Bronte Parsonage is a valuable asset for the constituency, and in the literary and historical world puts Howarth on the map.
“I’m glad they’ve been able to open up again and I would encourage anyone who is interested in literature or the history of our area to pay them a visit.”