Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Mills was built around 1875 as a small worsted spinning Mill by John Moore. Ownership of the mills changed many times, and they developed and grew. In 1970, Bradford Council bought Moorside Mills from Messrs. W & J Whitehead to create an innovative museum.

Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme. You can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers' terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.

TRANSPORT GALLERY RE-DEVELOPMENT - During the Winter period the transport gallery will be closed to the public for essential repairs to the roof. During this time some of the vehicles will be moved and safely stored to allow works to take place. This is essential for the preservation of our historic vehicles and we hope to have the transport gallery back open very soon.

Our learning team runs regular workshops schools and groups, along with special events and workshops accompanying the exhibitions programme.

Visitor photos

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