Brontë Birthplace

The Brontë Birthplace
Restoring a piece of the
past for future generations
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Welcome to

The Brontë Birthplace

Restoring a piece of the
past for future generations

A new dimension to
the Brontë story

Learn

To preserve and promote the cultural heritage and literary legacy of the Brontë family.

Socialise

To provide a cafe and holiday accommodation for visit and even stay in the house where the Brontë sisters were born.

The Brontë birthplace in Thornton, Bradford, where Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were born in front of the parlour fireplace is now saved and officially in public ownership for the first time in its 200 year history.
 
Brontë Birthplace Limited, a community benefit society, has now taken over the small terraced house on Market Street thanks to a share offer which attracted more than 700 individual investors and significant grants from Bradford City of Culture 2025 and the Community Ownership Fund, under the Government’s levelling up agenda, amounting to more than £650,000 raised.

Inspire

To inspire future generations to believe and achieve as the Brontë sisters did.

It is a monumental achievement which means the legacy of the most famous sibling authors the literary world has ever known can truly be celebrated throughout Brontë country from cradle to grave and beyond.
 
At last we have the keys and the hard work has begun to restore the grade 2* blue plaque building to open in time for Bradford City of Culture2025, when visitors will be invited to walk in the footsteps of its most famous residents and sit in the community cafe beside the original fireplace, or even stay in the bedrooms where the young girls slept.

Socialise

To provide a cafe and holiday accommodation for visit and even stay in the house where the Brontë sisters were born.

Bronte Birthplace Fireplace - open day

About Us

The Brontë Birthplace Campaign aim to restore and transform the terraced house in Thornton, Bradford, turning it into a social and educational space so preserving its importance in the greatest story literature has ever known.

Why Support Us?

Heritage and Cultural Preservation

Economic growth and development

Community engagement and pride

Help us to restore a piece of the past

Let’s work together to ensure the Brontë birthplace can be reborn to inspire and educate visitors about the amazing literary heritage of the Brontë sisters.

Read our latest journey

The Brontë Birthplace Open Day

The Brontë Birthplace Open Day

Hundreds of people came to our open day to celebrate the birthplace being in public ownership for the first time…

Brontë Birthplace: Making Waves in the News with Successful Acquisition

Brontë Birthplace: Making Waves in the News with Successful Acquisition

We’re thrilled to share the latest exciting news regarding the Brontë Birthplace – a monumental achievement in our ongoing journey…