Contemplating Hope

Art Exhibition

Currently running until Tuesday, 31 May 2022

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'Contemplating Hope' is a new work by ceramist Layla Khoo. Specially commissioned for the Brontë Parsonage Museum, it features a series of carefully crafted ceramic vessels into which visitors are invited to post a slip of paper containing their hopes and dreams for the future. The work is a creative response to the diary papers of Anne and Emily Brontë. The sisters would write their aspirations for the future on scraps of paper which they would store in a cash box and only revisit after four years. A selection of these diary papers will also be on display as part of the exhibition. 'Contemplating Hope', which was originally planned for 2020, has taken on a new meaning since the pandemic, with a focus on the future at the forefront of so many minds. Layla Khoo is a multimedia 3D artist specialising in ceramics and site specific installations. Her work is responsive - responding to ideas, events or collections of objects. Layla's recent work includes installations at Dalby Forest, Whitby Museum and at Nunnington Hall for the National Trust.

Opening Times / Details:

10:00 to 17:00

Opening Notes:

The Brontë Parsonage Museum and shop are open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.
Admission to the Museum is currently by pre-booked timed ticket.

Price notes:

Admission to the Museum is currently by pre-booked timed ticket. Admission prices - Adult - £9.50 Adult 65+ - £7.50 Concession - £6.50 Child - £4.00 (Under 5s free) Family ticket - £24.00 (Up to 2 adults and 4 children) or £11.00 (One adult and one child)

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Venue Details

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Bronte Parsonage Museum
Church Street
BD22 8DR


By Train From Keighley Railway Station. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam trains between Keighley and Haworth at weekends, bank holidays and daily in summer. For more information on trains and train timetables: *From KWVR Haworth Railway Station, The Parsonage is 6 min walk via Main St and Bridgehouse Ln/B6142. By Bus Regular bus services run from Keighley Bus Station to Haworth - 663 - 664 - 665 - 720 For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit:

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