Region: Yorkshire

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Church Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire BD22 8DR

Contact: 01535 642323

Website: http://www.bronte.org.uk/

Description

What does your venue offer to school trips & educational visits?

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is a great place for educational visits. Set in the historic village of Haworth and in the middle of the moors, the setting alone is wonderful. The Parsonage itself is an atmospheric recreation of the home of this amazing family, and we have a fantastic collection. The workshops make the most of these assets, with varied curriculum linked activities for all ages, from drama to guided walks to academic talks. These are delivered by experienced enthusiastic staff, who will help your pupils have an enjoyable day, of real educational value. Our enthusiastic team will help you really get the most out of your visit.

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What does a typical educational visit include?

We provide workshops, talks and guided walks for Key Stage 2 – A level. All are designed to meet the different needs of the range of ages, learning levels and curriculum focus.

Guided Walk - all key stages. Exploring the local history of Haworth in the Brontës’ time, and how it influenced their writing and looking at evidence of change over time. If required we can extend this to include a short moorland walk.

Drama - KS2 , KS3 Lively, fun way into of some of the themes in Jane Eyre, using a simple script. Costumes included!

Scibblemania - KS2 – GCSE This creative writing workshop takes inspiration from our collection, the landscape and the Brontës themselves. The theme can be anything from hauntings to diaries to objects in time, but all will produce some exciting pieces of writing.

Artefact Handling - KS2 Find out about the Brontës’ lives as children, by examining original and replica artefacts.

Background on the Brontë – KS3, GCSE, AS, A level. A range of informal talks with images, exploring the Brontës’ lives and the context to their writing.

Charlotte’s Web - GCSE Interactive workshop which examines the connections between text and context in Jane Eyre.

Interpretations of Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre This workshop looks at a range of critical perspectives on the novels

What size groups do they cater for?

We don’t have an upper limit, but we have a lower limit of 10

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

We can provide worksheets on request for teachers, developed and produced in house. They are curriculum linked and teachers can have samples before they visit.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Photography is not allowed in the Museum, but visitors are welcome to take photographs in the grounds or during the workshop.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Please contact Sue Newby: 01535 640185 or email susan.newby@bronte.org.uk

bronte@bronte.org.uk or 01535 642323

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Our Learning Officer is Sue Newby: 01535 640185 or email susan.newby@bronte.org.uk

What does it cost?

Prices for group admission to the Museum start at £5.50 per person (children £3.50). Prices for groups wishing to enhance their visit with a walk, talk or workshop start at £6.75 per person (children £6.25), which includes entry to the Museum. Group leaders / supervising adults admitted free of charge.

Is specific clothing required?

Warm clothing with sensible shoes if a walk is part of your visit.

Do you have first aid on site?

We cannot guarantee at the moment that there will always be a first aider on site.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

We have a shop selling a variety of souvenirs for children. Minimum priced item 75p, average spend £2 - £3. We don’t have a canteen but we do have a space where children can eat their lunch in bad weather.

Are there disabled facilities?

Unfortunately access for disabled visitors is limited. Please call ahead for advice

What are your opening days and hours?

10am – 5pm November to March; 10am to 5.30pm April to October. Closed 24 -27 December and during January (except New Year’s Day 12 noon – 5pm)

Do you have any testimonials?

A big thank you to you for the admin, and to Sue for a great talk and interesting walk around town. It was EVEN better than previous years! We all learned a lot, and the students felt inspired to go on and do the reading over the summer, which was the object of the visit. Julie Rushton, Ulverston Victoria High School

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

In September 2015, the volunteers in our Learning Department were announced Regional (Yorkshire) Winners of the Marsh Christian’s Trust ‘Volunteers for Museum Learning’ Award.


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Historical Heritage Museums Performing Arts Workshops Walking Tours

Curriculum Topics Covered: Drama English History

Months Open: February March April May June July August September October November December


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