Bolling Hall Museum

‘Within Nature – East and West’

Image of botanical inspired artwork

Our newest exhibition at Cliffe Castle has just opened to visitors. In this blog Lowri, our Collections curator gives us an insight into the exhibition.

The Art of the Samurai

I must apologise to our visitors at Cliffe Castle for the hammering and banging of late but rest assured, it isn’t anything paranormal and just me using a nail gun for the first time!

The Windrush Stories: Don’t Give Up – Interviews

The Windrush Stories: Don’t Give Up, is a new exhibition, open at Cartwright Hall Oct 18 2022 – Feb 05 2023, sharing the stories of Black elders of the Windrush Generation who came to live in Bradford. After the devastation caused by World War 2, the British Government was keen for more workers to help rebuild […]

Platinum record: Bradford Museums and Galleries’ Jubilee displays

To celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, Bradford District Museums and Galleries have put together four displays across their sites using objects in their collection and photos from Bradford District Photo Archive. Photo Archivist John Ashton and Assistant Curator of Collections Dr Lauren Padgett have put together an online version of some aspects […]

Home Sweet Home: Bolling Hall

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To celebrate the 106th anniversary of Bolling Hall as a museum on the 22nd September 2021, and inspired by the TV programme ‘A House Through Time’, one of our Assistant Curators, Dr Lauren Padgett, has researched how Bolling Hall was ‘home sweet home’ to different Bradfordians in the late 19th and early 20th century. Bolling […]

David Hockney – Fashion Icon

david hockney gallery

When you think of David Hockney an image of him may spring to mind fairly easily. This image may include his bright blonde hair, round thick rimmed spectacles, a bold clash of colours, or maybe a cardigan and a pair of brightly mismatched socks. Whichever iconic fashion choices spring to mind I bet you see […]