Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Mills was built around 1875 as a small worsted spinning Mill by John Moore. Ownership of the mills changed many times, and they developed and grew. In 1970, Bradford Council bought Moorside Mills from Messrs. W & J Whitehead to create an innovative museum.

Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme. You can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers' terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.

Machine running times - subject to availability, please ring before your visit to confirm

Important Notice

There are planned road closures of Moorside Road, towards and from Harrogate Road, from Monday 12th August for approximately two weeks. Access to the Museum will be via Fagley Road then Moorside Road or Leeds Road then Musgrave Road. The Museum is still open its usual days and times. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Support Bradford Industrial Museum

You can make a donation, by clicking on this link, selecting 'Museums & Galleries' and then 'Bradford Industrial Museum'

Visitor photos

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