Newly-restored Bronte Parsonage Museum set to re-open

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ann Dinsdale, acting director of the Bronte Society, in Patrick Bronte's study at the Parsonage Museum Ann Dinsdale, acting director of the Bronte Society, in Patrick Bronte's study at the Parsonage Museum

The newly-restored Bronte Parsonage Museum, which re-opens tomorrow, is the closest visitors will get to the world that inspired some of the greatest novels ever written.

Painstaking work has been done to restore rooms at the Bronte sisters’ Haworth house to their original state, complete with furniture, fittings and stationery from the period in which they wrote their masterpieces.

Tomorrow’s opening co-incides with the Bronte Society’s new executive director taking over.

Professor Ann Sumner hopes the £60,000 project leads to a surge in visitors from around the world, helping to boost both the profile of the sisters and Haworth.

Some of the highlights of the new look museum include six personal letters written by Charlotte Bronte, bought by the society for £246,000 last year, displayed for the first time.

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