Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford District Museum & Galleries

Natural Science: Botany

The museum’s botany collections comprise the nationally and internationally important F.A. Lees collection and W.A. Sledge collection of flowering plants and other nationally important lichen and bryophyte collections totalling approximately 60,000 specimens. The collection is of national importance on account of its size, the number of voucher specimens used for published works, and because it contains nationally extinct species. The Hebden lichen collection also contains European material. These important reference collections are based on those made by local naturalists, and have a strong local provenance.

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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 comprises some 5000 items, shared almost equally between furniture and ceramics.