The Bronte Birthplace Trust is looking to get a Community Right to Bid in place on the house in Market Street, Thornton, after it was put on sale for £129,950.
If the bid goes through, the house would be reserved for the group to buy if it raises sufficient funds or receives a grant.
The group, which aims to turn the house into a museum as part of a plan to help boost tourism in the village, has said it hopes to have the bid in place within the next week.
“We would like to run it as a museum, a working museum, where people can come along and be taken around it, and then the whole community could benefit. The Bronte Birthplace would link up with the Old Bell Chapel and the South Square project, so it’s a three-pronged tourist attraction.
“The objective is education, to get school children coming round and things like that.”
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