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.

Machine running times - subject to availability, please ring before your visit to confirm

Important Notice

The Spinning and Weaving Galleries are currently being improved. The galleries are still open and accessible to the public, but some of our looms are currently not running while work is being undertaken to install a new loom. We aim to have both galleries fully up and running again as soon as possible. 

We will update this webpage with any potential closures or periods of limited access that may occur as the project continues.

Support Bradford Industrial Museum

You can make a donation, by clicking on this link, selecting 'Museums & Galleries' and then 'Bradford Industrial Museum'


Visitor photos

For more visitor photos check out our Bradford Museums & Galleries flickr group