Learning at Bradford Industrial Museum

Welcome to Bradford Industrial Museum's Learning & Outreach programme.

We provide a range of educational opportunities and cultural experiences to support your curriculum needs. Our workshops, offered at a range of costs, cater for fully supported workshops, introductory sessions or self-service visits. See below for details and please note that our prices are valid until the end of March 2017

To make a booking or for further information, please contact learning@bradford.gov.uk or 01274 431206

  • Toy Detectives

    Keystage: KS1

    Curriculum links to History, Science, Design & Technology
    Using toys from the past 100 years pupils explore the working mechanisms and everyday materials of toys. This workshop encourages pupils to use historical terms, group toys according to similarity, difference and describe toys according to characteristics.
    1 hour workshop
    £75 per class

  • Warp and Weft: A Material Journey

    Keystage: KS1 & 2

    Curriculum links to History & Science

    Follow the material journey from sheep to suit! Pupils will explore the different stages of woollen fabric production using hands on activities and through viewing working mill machinery, children will be introduced to this historically significant local industry.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • Washday Memories

    Keystage: KS1 & 2

    Curriculum links to History & Science

    Explore how much washing has changed in the last 70 years. In a typical Bradford back to back house pupils will participate in a washday using wash boards, possers, dolly blue and the mangle.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class

  • A Local History Experience: A Victorian Classroom

    Keystage: KS2

    Curriculum links to History

    As local mill working children, pupils will experience lessons at Moorside Board School including copywriting with dip pens, using slates and singing period songs. Pupils will also further explore life in Victorian Bradford and the significance of the mill industry and local educational reform.
    2 hour workshop
    £120 per class

  • The Art and Science of Noticing

    Keystage: KS2, 3 & 4

    Curriculum links to Art, History & English

    This workshop encourages pupils to respond to the museum & gallery objects which inspire them. You can identify which areas of the museum building or collection you want to work with so it is a great creative starting point for a topic. During the workshop pupils will practice drawing skills, create a sketchbook page of details and write a poem without even realising!
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95

  • Art &Science of Noticing: Bradford Explorer

    Keystage: KS1

    Curriculum links to History, Art & English

    A workshop that encourages children to use the museums collections to make links between Bradford, the world around them and historical people and places. Pupils investigate collections and objects through hands on activities and are guided by their own curiosity to create personal responses.
    1.5 hour workshop
    £95 per class