Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum is currently closed to the public. 

Due to Goverment and Council guidance around managing the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19), all Bradford Museums and Galleries sites will unfortunately remain CLOSED during the national lockdown. In the meantime, please join us online where you can enjoy our sites, collections, exhibitions and activities.

We thank you for your continued support, and look forward to welcoming you all back. (updated Jan 2021)


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. 

Support Bradford Industrial Museum

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

Visitor photos

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