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Bradford Industrial Museum

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

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This is a real gem of a museum, tucked away in the suburbs of Bradford. They currently have a superb exhibition called 'Grafters'. It consists of over 100 photos of industry at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Graham C
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a real gem of a museum, tucked away in the suburbs of Bradford. They currently have a superb exhibition called 'Grafters'. It consists of over 100 photos of industry at work going back over a hundred years, with accompanying poetry. Don't miss this! The exhibition has been extended to November 2017. There is also a temporary exhibition on... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived in the Bradford and Halifax area for over 50 years and worked in textiles all my life this museum had my full attention. I went with my daughter and spent over 3 hours of blissful peace and quiet. Helps if you have a textile background but the staff will answer your questions. What is always missing in these... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

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1 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.

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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.

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Thank Frank G
Bradford, United Kingdom
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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.

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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 

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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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

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