Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford Industrial Museum

Summer Fun at Bradford Museums and Galleries

About this event

Bradford Industrial Museum

Why not make the most of the summer and join in with the FREE events across our different venues? Discover everything our collections have to offer!
Take a look at the events below:
Cliffe Castle Museum 
Tuesday 25 July, 11am-3pm
Festival of Archaeology  – come along to Cliffe Castle and have a go at excavating some exciting artefacts in our indoor archaeological dig!
Wednesday 16 August, 11am-3pm
Fairy Festival – Join us for a magical family day with fairies and dragons; bring your picnics, dress up and take part! (Wings and wands are welcome!)
Wednesday 26 July / Wednesday 2nd August / Wednesday 16 August / Wednesday 23 August
Tinkering with Toys – Free drop-in sessions delivered in partnership with our friends at the National Science and Media Museum, suitable for families with young people aged 4-11.
Friday 18 August, 11am-3pm
Sports and Games – Join us for giant Connect 4 and Jenga, hula hooping and even have a go at some Victorian games!
 
Bradford Industrial Museum
Friday 28 July, 11am-3pm
Sports and Games – Join us for giant Connect 4 and Jenga, hula hooping and even have a go at some Victorian games!
Tuesday 1 August, 11am-3pm
Yorkshire Day Event! – Meet our resident washer woman, plant some Yorkshire roses and get yourself a fat rascal and a cup of Yorkshire tea!

Wednesday 2 August, Thursday 10 August, Wednesday 16 August, Thursday 31 August
Tinkering with Toys – Free drop-in sessions delivered in partnership with our friends at the National Science and Media Museum, suitable for families with young people aged 4-11.
Wednesday 30 August, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Mind the Gap presents Birdie – Bring a picnic and enjoy Birdie, a free show that explores climate change in a way that is both fun and poignant. National Literacy Trust book giveaway.

 
Bolling Hall
Wednesday 26 July, 11am-3pm
Festival of Archaeology – Come and visit us at Bolling Hall and take part in excavating one of our four portable archaeological digs containing real and replica artefacts going back thousands of years.
Thursday 27 July, Thursday 3 August, Wednesday 9 August, Thursday 24 August, Wednesday 30 August
Tinkering with Toys – Free drop-in sessions delivered in partnership with our friends at the National Science and Media Museum, suitable for families with young people aged 4-11.
Friday 4 August, 11am-3pm
Traditional Games in the Gardens – Have a go with a Tudor style stick and hoop and other traditional games!

Wednesday 16 August, 11.30a, & 1.30pm
Mind the Gap presents Birdie– Bring a picnic and enjoy Birdie, a free show that explores climate change in a way that is both fun and poignant. National Literacy Trust book giveaway.
 
Cartwright Hall
Wednesday 26 July, Wednesday 9 August, Wednesday 23 August, Wednesday 30 August
Tinkering with Toys – Free drop-in sessions delivered in partnership with our friends at the National Science and Media Museum, suitable for families with young people aged 4-11.
Wednesday 2 August, 11am
National Day for Play– in collaboration with Play Bradford, 50 Things and Bradford Libraries, JUMP and HAF, we have activities for all!
Wednesday 9 August, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Mind the Gap presents Birdie – Bring a picnic and enjoy Birdie, a free show that explores climate change in a way that is both fun and poignant. National Literacy Trust book giveaway.
Friday 11 August, 11am-3pm
Sports and Games at the Gallery – Join us for giant Connect 4 and Jenga, hula hooping and even have a go at some Victorian games!
Thursday 17 August, 12pm & 2pm
Coalesce Dance Stage – The Old Green Time Machine follows the journey of two intrepid and quirky time travellers who are in a race to save the world. Join us on their exciting journey!

 
Our partner events
Bradford Museums & Galleries in collaboration with Bradford Libraries
Monday 31 July
Hop Skip and Jump! – Come and join the Bradford Museums and Galleries Learning Team for a fun session of Victorian street games and board games and create your very own Victorian inspired game to take home.
Monday 7 August, Monday 21 August
Inspire and Animate – Explore early Victorian animation toys with the Museums and Galleries Learning Team, and have a go at making your own flick book!

This summer, the 50 Things to Do team will be joining us at events across all our museum and gallery sites.
Bradford Industrial Museum: Friday 28 July, Tuesday 1 August, Wednesday 30 August
Bolling Hall: Wednesday 26 July, Friday 4 August, Wednesday 16 August
Cliffe Castle: Tuesday 25 July, Friday 18 August
Cartwright Hall: Wednesday 2 August
 
*Please note, for all activities, large groups MUST book in advance*

Bradford Industrial Museum

Address
Moorside Mills, Moorside Road Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP
Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By car

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.

By public transport

From Bradford City Centre, the 660 bus departs from Drake Street stop D1, (alight at Moorside Road), and the 645 departs from Hall Ings stop H11, (alight at Harrogate Road then an approx 10 min walk).

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

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