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Bradford Industrial Museum

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Address: Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1274 435900
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

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Visited Christmas weekend market

Well done we had a great visit. Busy Christmas Market plenty to see in the museum and many information boards to read. A great place to just wander about looking at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done we had a great visit. Busy Christmas Market plenty to see in the museum and many information boards to read. A great place to just wander about looking at the exhibition.

Thank New-Wingcommander
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure not to miss this gem. In an old mill out of the centre of Bradford (so you will need a car and sat nav to visit), restored old mill with working machines from the late 1800s when Bradford was a heaving prosperous mill town. As well as working machines and good displays of the industrial history there were... More 

Thank NRB20132013
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum full of machinery and information. Plenty to see although not much to do for little kids. Very small children may get bored walking around looking at machines, unable to read or understand what they are looking at. Older kids will enjoy this more. (My 5 year old got bored after 2 hours, 7 year old... More 

Thank Steph A
East Sussex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

First stop, the blacksmith, watched a demonstration of nail making by a talented and informative craftsman. No other demonstrations unfortunately during our visit. The museum has lots of very different preserved, industrial machinery, but seemed a little devoid of atmosphere. It was half term, so some interactive displays with staff in costume etc. would have greatly added to the experience.

1 Thank RoseEastSussex
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There's all kinds of interesting stuff to see, including a nice collection of Jowett motor cars. I've reviewed this place before, so I'm just writing to say if you visit on a Wednesday, you can see two gentlemen working the machinery in the printshop.

Thank Frank G
Bradford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Living not too far, my kids love to pop along to the museum to see Nellie choo choo (old train) and also the big machines working. Its free to get in and there is plenty to see. Good history. Don't forget to look in the outside building too as these can often get missed.

Thank Gemma H
Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum is difficult to find driving. Its nestled in among houses. Gentleman started the machines for us. Very informative on all of them. Vending machines for coffee and snacks. All volunteers run this museum. You can imagine back in the day the women in there working with all the machines running. Making wool into thread fabric and textiles. Worth... More 

Thank Scarlettered
Shipley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Well I love museums and wen I moved to Yorkshire this is the nearest so went it's amazing place plentiful of things to see and do

Thank Caz L
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is not a boring museum.... it is housed in a typical stone built multistory building being a former worsted spinning mill owned by W&J Whitehead. It is full of machines, many of which from time to time may be seen working. Primarily exhibits cover the wool textile industry for which Bradford was famous in the 19th and 20th centuries.... More 

1 Thank keithtrip2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My partner wanted to go here and I have to say it wouldn't have been my first choice, having 'been there and done that' as a child. But I was wrong. This was a case of forgetting how good things are that are on your own doorstep. There was a great interactive mechanised art exhibition on which I loved and... More 


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