Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Road
Eccleshill
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD2 3HP
England

Website

www.bradfordmuseums.org

E-mail

neil.hinchliffe@bradford.gov.uk

Telephone

01274 435900

Fax

01274 636362

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Original Victorian worsted spinning mill complex built in 1875, now used to recreate life in Bradford at the turn of the 19th century.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm
Closed Mondays

Closed Mon except for Bank Holidays

Admission charges

FREE admission

Getting there

Signposted from Bradford Ring Road and Harrogate Road (A658). Bus 645 from Market Street or Hall Ings. All buses stop at Moorside Road. On the museum site there is free car parking and disabled car parking.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

Additional info

Unique textiles woven on site (wool and worsted suiting) available to purchase or commission.

The Worsted Collection at Bradford Industrial Museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

This collection clearly demonstrates Bradford’s unique and internationally significant role in the worsted industry. Worsted played an important part in the industrialisation of England, and the development and mechanisation of the wool textile industry. Moorside Mills, the site of the museum and an original spinning mill, is full of machinery which once converted raw wool into the world's best worsted cloth. The collections illustrate the process of making worsted from fleece to completed clothing, including spinning, looms, and combing.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Music, Land Transport, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

JB Priestley: Soldier, Painter, Writer

  • 19 April — 17 August 2014 *on now

Bradford born, Priestley became a freelance writer after his life changing experiences during the First World War, becoming known for plays such as 'An Inspector Calls' and 'When we are Married'.

Members of the JB Priestley Society present a selection of his works from private collections, some of which are for sale. These works are supported by items from the archives of Bradford University's Library, relating to the artists's life and work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=826

A dark blue block with chimney symbol representing a textile mill or other factory, wrapped in barbed wire.

Bradford's War: 1914-1918

  • 19 April — 21 November 2014 *on now

Touching major themes of change and legacy in war, industry, attitudes, women, medical treatment and leisure, aiming to give a sense of a local experience of major conflict, changing the world in the 20th century.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums,org/venues/industrialmuseum

Inkers

  • 13 December 2014 — 12 April 2015

Inkers is a group of printmakers based in West Yorkshire, who work both independently and together as a group. The principal aim of coming together as a group is to promote new work, share skills, and gain support and stimulation through interaction and shared activities, printmakers who through collective activity develop their skill base, improve their professional standing, and raise the profile of printmaking regionally.

The group will be working on a residency at the Industrial Museum during 2013. Members are looking forward to working from the collections, buildings, and archives, producing an exciting exhibition in a variety of printmaking media, reflecting their responses to the stimuli they encounter and the social history they represent. This prominent art group look forward to meeting visitors during the process, and during the exhibition. Look out for dates on our events pages during the year when you can view and chat to the artists in situ creating their work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=691

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Inkers

  • 13 December 2013 — 12 April 2015 *on now

Inkers is a group of printmakers based in West Yorkshire, who work both independently and together as a group. The principal aim of coming together as a group is to promote new work, share skills, and gain support and stimulation through interaction and shared activities, printmakers who through collective activity develop their skill base, improve their professional standing, and raise the profile of printmaking regionally.

The group will be working on a residency at the Industrial Museum during 2013. Members are looking forward to working from the collections, buildings, and archives, producing an exciting exhibition in a variety of printmaking media, reflecting their responses to the stimuli they encounter and the social history they represent. This prominent art group look forward to meeting visitors during the process, and during the exhibition. Look out for dates on our events pages during the year when you can view and chat to the artists in situ creating their work.

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/whatson/event_detail.php?ID=691

photograph of field communications during ww1

Curator's Gallery Talk

  • 21 September 2014 1:30-2:30pm

On International Peace Day discover about the centenary and how objects were chosen, as well as more about Bradford's role in the First world War in the exhibition space.

This is a short mobile tour around the exhibition space with no seating available. Drop in only with limited numbers.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Website

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/industrialmuseum

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

The Grand Trunk Road - Recording Oral History Interviews

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=383

Oral history is the recording of people's memories of their own lives. This resource has audio stories of the British Raj, the 1947 Partition of India, and the migration from the subcontinent to British towns and cities - in people's own words.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Bradford's Industrial Revolution

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=198

A resource for studying the Victorians, the Industrial Revolution, and the history of Bradford, featuring The Coat of Many Cultures
a large textile work of art inspired by Bradford's history and cultural diversity.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Discovering Print at Bradford Industrial Museum

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=120

Examples of work of past and present printmakers with a glossary of techniques

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

The Grand Trunk Road - Behind the Scenes

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=323

The Grand Trunk Road is one of the longest and most historic trade and military routes in the Indian subcontinent. The road is almost 1,500 miles long and runs from Calcutta in India, across Pakistan, all the way to Kabul in Afghanistan. This resource has brilliant audio and video clips and images recording a journey along the road.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

The Grand Trunk Road - Decorated Trucks in India and Pakistan

One of the most famous sights on the Grand Trunk Road in Pakistan is that of the country’s elaborately decorated trucks, buses and motorised rickshaws. This resource has brilliant video, audio and images about the workshops and their craftsmen that are dotted along the road where these trucks are repaired and decorated.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Thornbury Primary's Creative Curriculum and the Grand Trunk Road

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=380

A resource based on exhibitions about the Grand Trunk Road of India and Pakistan showing how exhibitions can be used to support a whole school creative curriculum.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Getting there

Signposted from Bradford Ring Road and Harrogate Road (A658). Bus 645 from Market Street or Hall Ings. All buses stop at Moorside Road. On the museum site there is free car parking and disabled car parking.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

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