Bolling Hall Museum

Bolling Hall Museum

Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, BD4 7LP
01274 431826

About Bolling Hall Museum

Bolling Hall Museum is a fascinating journey through the lives and times of the Bradford families who lived there for more than five hundred years. You can find it just a mile from Bradford city centre, sitting in a beautiful,  quiet, leafy garden. 

With parts of the building dating from Medieval times, Bolling Hall is a mix of styles and ideas with every nook and cranny packed with history.  For many years the hall was home to two grand families, the Bollings and the Tempests, who were involved in some of the most important (and violent) moments in the history of England and our city.

During the Civil War the household supported the Royalist cause, and the house provided a stronghold during the ‘siege of Bradford’.

Rooms are furnished and decorated to give an accurate taste of life at different periods of the house’s history, and the fascinating furniture on display includes a superb bed made for Harewood House by Thomas Chippendale.

Bolling Hall Library is also now located in Bolling Hall Museum. More information on the library can be found here.

There isn’t a café onsite, but The Lodge Café, run by the Friends of Bowling Park, is  just over the road.

Four Poster bed in a grand bedroom with a brown cabinet infront.
Disabled Access
Baby Changing

Baby Changing

Disabled Access



Local Myths and Legends: The Bradford Boar at Bolling Hall Museum


Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, BD4 7LP
Opening times

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

By public transport

Bolling Hall is situated on Bowling Hall Road one mile south of Bradford City Centre and is signposted with heritage ‘brown signs’ from A650 Wakefield Road.

From Bradford City Centre, the 635 bus departs from bus stops City Park A on Prince’s Way, Rawson Square H on John Street, and Little Germany Y on Vicar Lane (alight at Bowling Hall Road).

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

What's On

23 June 2024 11:00 am – 23 June 2024 3:30 pm

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31 July 2024 11:00 am – 31 July 2024 3:00 pm

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1 August 2024 11:00 am – 1 August 2024 3:00 pm

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7 August 2024 11:00 am – 7 August 2024 3:00 pm

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16 August 2024 11:00 am – 16 August 2024 3:00 pm

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8 September 2024 8:00 am – 8 September 2024 6:00 pm

Latest News

On 2nd March it's World Book Day! To celebrate, we thought we'd highlight this rather special object in our collections: the Bolling Household Book.
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