Wooden toys


Storyteller-in-Residence Sophia Hatfield has created an immersive audio storytelling journey in collaboration with theatre designer Rachel Shore.

We invite you to take a seat in the rocking chair in the Servant's Room and become lost in fantastical tales and music. This installation is inspired by the Yorkshire folk tales the Brontës' servant, Tabitha, would have told - tales which likely sparked a fascination with storytelling in the young Brontë siblings.

The imaginative worlds dreamt up by the Brontë children are brought to life alongside a sewing box, overflowing with everyday objects that soon become characters from make-believe lands in a young child's eyes...

With time to play, share stories, and create these rich imaginary worlds, the Brontë siblings were given the opportunity to hone their skills as artists at a time when many children were unable to access even a basic education.

Play and creativity can enrich our sense of wellbeing and allow us to shape our own unique view of the world. Our creative voices can be ignored, but never silenced, and so above all, this installation invites you to take a moment away from the noise and distractions of today’s hectic world and feed your imagination...

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How To Build A Storyteller

Type:Half Term Event

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DR
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Season (20 Mar 2024 - 2 Jan 2025)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday12:00

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Brontë Parsonage Museum Garden (c) Bevan CockerillBronte Parsonage Museum, HaworthThe Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best loved books in the English language.

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