Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 10:32 am by Cristina in , ,    No comments
More on the Brontë Parsonage Museum figures for last year today in Keighley News.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth said its figures were still being finalised, but that there had been a slight fall in visitors.
"The first half of the year in particular was down a little," said a spokesman.
"We moved our admissions desk at the beginning of the year which meant we opened three weeks later than normal for the new season, so we started off on the back foot and were then playing catch up.
"Things picked up in the second half of the year and we anticipate that our admissions income will slightly exceed budget.
"The relocation of the admissions desk was a big improvement and also we've seen a significant increase in gift aid."
The museum opens for the new season on February 1. (Alistair Shand)
President of the Brontë Society Bonnie Greer has been appointed to the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for a one-year term according to this press release.

And still locally, The West Australian suggests a trip to Hebden Bridge:
North of Hebden Bridge, Bronte Country looms. You can explore the brooding landscapes immortalised in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights - and visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, set in the home that Emily shared with her writer sisters Charlotte and Anne. (Steve McKenna)
The Bristol Post features 'a spare bedroom in a Grade II listed building in Clifton'
with the deep tones and rich fabric redolent of a Brontë or Dickensian scene with a modern twist. 
The Brontë Parsonage Museum Facebook page shows Tracy Chevalier visiting the museum.


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