Learning at Bolling Hall

Welcome to Bolling Hall Museum's Learning & Outreach programme.

Bradford Museum and Galleries’ Learning Team are looking forward to welcoming schools back to Bolling Hall Museum. If you are interested in either of the following workshops, please contact the Learning Team for details of when they will be available:

  • Great Fire of London
  • A Boar and a Ghost

We also have a 'Great Fire of London' film and activity available - please get in touch if you would like further details of this.

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 01274 431206 / 435858

Details of the workshops currently running at other sites can be found on our homepage - www.bradfordmuseums.org/learning. 

For schools who are unable to visit, we have created alternative opportunities to give pupils vital opportunities to connect, experience, and be inspired by our collections.

  • Film and activity ‘shorts’ based on our most popular school workshops which can be watched in the classroom, via a teacher led live lesson or other online learning.
  • Downloadable ‘Proud to be from Bradford’ classroom or home learning resources. Proud to be from Bradford – everyone can do something amazing.
  • ‘Talk’ dialogue boxes for classroom use.
  • Health and well being resource boxes for classroom use.
  • We also have lots of online ‘You Inspire Me To…’ activities, which can be done at home. Find all our 'Inspire me to...' activities here.

For further details, visit our learning homepage at www.bradfordmuseums.org/learning or email [email protected]

Bolling Hall Library is now located in Bolling Hall Museum. Further information on the


  • Great Fire of London: Life at the Time

    Keystage: KS1

    Help pupils to find out more about life at the time of the Great Fire of London.

    Pupils will use the historic room settings at Bolling Hall to explore what houses were like in 1666 and work in groups to create their own scenes of the Great Fire


    1.5 hour workshop 

    £96:00 per class

  • The Art & Science of Noticing

    Keystage: KS1 & KS2

    A workshop which encourages pupils to respond to the museum and gallery objects which inspire them.

    During the workshop pupils will create a sketchbook page of ideas, details and words before writing a guided poem. An excellent way to stimulate interest in topics, explore enquiry led learning & give you material to use as starting points back in school.

    We can suggest themes or let us know your topic!

    Recent focuses have included:  Tudor Way of Life or Civil War


    1.5 hour workshop

    £96.00 per class

  • Local Myths & Legends: A Boar and a Ghost

    Keystage: KS2

    This literacy workshop is based on two Bradford legends, the Bradford Boar and the Ghost of Bolling Hall through story telling and guided activities.

    Pupils will be inspired by the setting of the Hall and work to explore these tales and create their own flash fiction


    2 hour workshop

    £120.00 per class

  • Bringing Reading to Life

    Keystage: KS2

    Talk to us about using Bolling Hall as a setting to bring your reading texts to life. 

    We can work with you to use our museum collcetions and spaces to support work outside the classroom and help children explore fictional words