The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth is to be redecorated so that it looks more like the famous sisters' home than ever before. Decorators will draw on the research of specialists into what the building's interiors looked like in the mid-19th century. The “decorative archaeology” was carried out last winter while the museum underwent its annual two-month closure. After the museum closes at the end of autumn, the restoration work will begin, ready for its reopening in February.
The museum, which is run by the Brontë Society, said it wanted to offer visitors a "more authentic Brontë experience". The refurbishment will be followed in March by an exhibition titled Heaven Is a Home: the Story of the Brontës' Parsonage.