Haworth museum features on Countryfile

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The Bronte Parsonage Museum and the moors above Haworth that inspired the famous literary sisters have featured on the BBC’s popular primetime programme Countryfile.

Presenter Ellie Harrison explored the museum and the neighbouring moorland including Top Withens, reputedly the inspiration for the setting of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.

The programme, screened on Sunday evening, ended with a performance outside the Parsonage by Haworth Band.

Filming was carried out in late November.

Among those interviewed were artist Ashley Jackson and the museum’s acting director, Ann Dinsdale.

She said: “The landscape looked particularly beautiful. Whenever we feature on TV programmes we find it does trigger a rise in visitor numbers.

“The timing is a little unfortunate because it coincides with the museum closing to the public, but that cannot be helped.”

The museum shuts today for cleaning and maintenance work to be carried out. It will reopen on February 9.

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