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Fun for all the family is promised at the Brontë Parsonage Museum during next week's half-term holidays.
The History Mystery Family Trail will last all week at the Haworth museum, offering a fact-finding trail around the parsonage.
Families can join a member of the museum's staff for short walks around Haworth to discover the turbulent side of the village's history.
There promise to be some surprising anecdotes, like why the washer women of Haworth were up in arms against the curate, and why Patrick Bronte’s predecessor kept a horsewhip by his side in church.
The walks will run on Monday and Thursday at both 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Touching the Past, which runs on Wednesday from 11.30am to 4pm, will allow museum visitors to get their hands on history.
There will be a selection of Victorian artefacts to handle including a dress, a parasol and some household objects.
Visitors can try looking through some Victorian spectacles and see the world through their eyes, or make a spark with a tinder box.
There will also be the opportunity to stretch creative muscles and make a sampler.
All events are free with admission to the museum. (David Knights in Keighley News)