Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford District Museum & Galleries

Industrial

This collection began in 1966 and now contains over 36,000 individual and groups of items. The main sections include textiles, engineering, public and domestic transport, the history of science, motive power, printing, communications, crafts and professions, as well as technical information. All have a strong bias towards material from, or are closely associated with the present Bradford Metropolitan District and its environs.

The textile collection, relating to the production of worsted textiles in the district, is a Designated Collection. This means it has been accreditated as a collection of National and International significance by Arts Council England (ACE) and that it is the most significant and comprehensive collection of material relating to the worsted industry.

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Bradford District Museum & Galleries
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