Brontë Birthplace

The Brontë Birthplace Open Day

Brontë Birthplace open day

Hundreds of people came to our open day to celebrate the birthplace being in public ownership for the first time before extensive refurbishment begins… it was also Charlotte Brontë’s birthday. We are sure she would have approved of the queues down the street. 

Brontë Birthplace: Making Waves in the News with Successful Acquisition

Fireplace - Education

We’re thrilled to share the latest exciting news regarding the Brontë Birthplace – a monumental achievement in our ongoing journey to preserve literary history. After tireless efforts and unwavering dedication from our team and supporters, we are delighted to announce that we have successfully secured the birthplace of the renowned Brontë sisters in Thornton, Bradford. […]

Invitation to Tender for Full Re-roofing of the Brontë Birthplace

Tender - Bronte Birthplace

Invitation to Tender for Full Re-roofing of the Brontë Birthplace 72-74 Market Street, Thornton, Bradford Please find below an Invitation to Tender for the first stage of the Brontë Birthplace refurbishment – getting the building watertight. This is an important Grade II* heritage building. Full details of the tender and a plan of the roof […]

Spreading the Word

Spreading The Word! Spreading the word from Thornton throughout the globe. News of our campaign has been reported locally, nationally and internationally in newspapers and on radio and television. The Brontë Birthplace campaign would like to thank the Telegraph & Argus, The Yorkshire Post, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, BBC Radio 2, BBC […]

Campaigners save Bradford birthplace of Brontë sisters


Crowdfunding and significant donation from Nigel West – who has a family connection to Charlotte’s husband – secure property, with plans to transform it into a cultural and education centre. Campaigners have saved the birthplace of the Brontë sisters and are now fundraising to turn the building into a cultural and education centre – helped […]

Community campaign to buy Bradford home of Brontë sisters

buy home of the brontes

Brontë enthusiasts are in a race against time to raise more than £350,000 to buy the birthplace of the famous literary sisters. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, along with their brother Branwell, were all born in the house at 72-74 Market Street in Thornton, on the outskirts of Bradford, between April 1816 and January 1820. […]