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Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Mills, Moorside Road Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP
01274 435900

About Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum is based in what used to be Moorside Mills in Eccleshill. It was originally built around 1875 as a small worsted spinning mill. The mill was bought and sold many times over the years as it grew and grew.

In 1974, Bradford Council created a unique museum, which now contains permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering innovations and motor vehicles.

Depending on when you visit, you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of whirring machinery, see the spinning machine at full speed, or even learn from the amazing volunteers who know all the skills and tricks of printing and weaving.

Bradford Industrial Museum
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Great Grandma’s Washday Memories’ at Bradford Industrial Museum
Pupils get ‘hands on’ with the basic processes by which the fleece of a sheep is turned into cloth at Bradford Industrial Museum


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

What's On

Bradford Industrial Museum

27 July 2024 11:00 am – 27 July 2024 3:00 pm

Bradford Industrial Museum

14 August 2024 11:00 am – 14 August 2024 3:00 pm

Bradford Industrial Museum

21 August 2024 11:00 am – 21 August 2024 3:00 pm

Bradford Industrial Museum

13 May 2024 10:00 am – 1 September 2024 4:00 pm

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Bradford Industrial Museum

10 February 2024 – 15 September 2024

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Bradford Industrial Museum

10 February 2024 – 16 September 2024

Girl, wearing an apron taking part in an printing activity
Bradford Industrial Museum

27 June 2024 – 4 October 2024

Latest News

Bradford District Museums and Galleries worked with visual artist and designer Rhian Kempadoo-Millar as our Guest Curator/Artist on an Arts Council-supported project. As Rhian’s residency came to an end with us, this blog celebrates the process and result, a textile installation titled ‘New Lands – Hidden Hands’.
During their visit to Bradford Industrial Museum, three generations from the same family discovered photographs of their war hero ancestor from the Belle Vue Studio.
We are delighted that Chris, our Visitor Services Assistant at Bradford Industrial Museum, has written a blog post about 'Madge' - one of our marvellous machines!
Further Information
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