Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford District Museum & Galleries

Decorative Art

This collection comprises some 5000 items, shared almost equally between furniture and ceramics. The ceramic collection is the kind found in many larger provincial museums. Of note within this collection are the North Country English Furniture, mainly of 17th century oak, Stained Glass and South Asian material including crafts, calligraphy from the Muslim world, gold and silver, garments and textiles.

The World Cultures Collection includes a modest but significant collection of material representing cultures of the South Pacific, Australasia, Africa, North America, Japan and China.

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Bradford District Museum & Galleries
Bradford District Museums & Galleries (BDMG)’s collections have developed over more than 150 years, even before a museum service existed in the district.
Bradford District Museum & Galleries
The collection comprises some 38,000 items, the majority of which is excavated pot sherds.
Bradford District Museum & Galleries
The print collection includes works by master printmakers such as Francisco Goya, William Blake and Walter Sickert and by modern masters – Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton.
Bradford District Museum & Galleries
This collection began in 1966, and includes textiles, engineering, public and domestic transport, the history of science, motive power, printing, communications, crafts and professions, as well as technical information.