THE BRONTË Parsonage Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday August 29. Entry to the museum in Haworth will be by pre-booked, timed tickets that will go on sale at midday on Friday August 21.

The long-awaited public reopening of the museum and shop will follow a special preview day for Brontë Society members the previous day. Tickets for the August 28 event will also go on sale on August 21, from the website

A spokesman said: "The Bronte Parsonage Museum opened at Haworth Parsonage on August 4, 1928. "Ninety-two years later, following the longest period of closure in all our history, we are delighted to announce that we will reopen."

Over the past few weeks museum staff have been making major changes so they can provide a Covid-friendly experience, including perspex screens, changes to the shop layout, and timed tickets to ensure social distan between groups of visitors.

The museum promises a "very special experience" because visitors wil have different parts of the house to themselves as they move through the building.

Brontë Lounge, an programme of talks and readings, will return on Thursday August 20 when renowned BBC broadcaster Samir Ahmed will present 'Speaking Up: The Quiet Power of Anne Bronte' at 7.30pm.

Samira, presenter of Front Row and Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC1, is the Brontë Society's Creative Partner for Anne Brontë's bicentenary celebrations this year.

Earlier this year, Samira won a landmark equal pay employment tribunal against the BBC for sex discrimination. She said she re-read Anne Bronte's novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall while preparing for the tribunal and "felt Anne's voice and sense of indignation" speak to her across the centuries.

Tickets for the Brontë Lounge cost £5. Visit for further information about the reopening and upcoming events.