Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum is now open. Visit from 10am-4pm Wednesday-Friday and 11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.

  • You do not need to book to visit, however visitor numbers will be monitored
  • We will still have one way systems in place
  • Visitors will be required to wear face masks
  • Visitors will need to provide information for Track and Trace

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 and Galleries' and then 'Bradford Industrial Museum'

Visitor photos

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