Learning at Bradford Industrial Museum

Welcome to Bradford Industrial Museum's Learning & Outreach programme.

We provide a range of educational opportunities and cultural experiences to support your curriculum needs. Our workshops, offered at a range of costs, cater for fully supported workshops, introductory sessions or self-service visits. See below for details and please note that our prices are valid until the end of March 2018

To make a booking or for further information, please contact:

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 01274 431206 / 435858

  • Toy Detective

    Keystage: KS1

    Using toys from the past 100 years pupils explore the working mechanisms and everyday materials of toys.

    This hands on workshop encourages pupils to use historical terms, group and describe toys 

    1 hour workshop

    £76.00 per class

  • Grandmas Washday Memories

    Keystage: KS1 & KS2

    Explore how much washing has changed in the last 70 years in this role play based workshop.

    In a Bradford back to back house pupils will do the weekly washing using wash boards, possers, dolly blue and the mangle.


    1.5 hour workshop

    £96.00 per class

  • The Art & Science of Noticing

    Keystage: KS1 & KS2

    A workshop which encourages pupils to respond to the museum and gallery objects which inspire them.

    During the workshop pupils will create a sketchbook page of ideas, details and words before writing a guided poem. An excellent way to stimulate interest in topics, explore enquiry led learning & give you material to use as starting points back in school.

    We can suggest themes or let us know your topic!

    Recent focuses have included:  Transport, Toys, the Victorians, Local Industry and Life ina a Mill


    1.5 hour workshop

    £96.00 per class

  • Weaving in the Mill: A Material Journey

    Keystage: KS1 & KS2

    In this hands - on workshop pupils are introduced to the different processes used in wool production  in Bradford's mills.
    By having a go at sorting, carding, spinning and weaving pupils explore the roles of machines in the mill before experiencing the noises, smells and pace of life in a Victorian mill environment

    1.5 hour workshop

    £96.00 per class

  • A Local History Experience: A Victorian Classroom

    Keystage: KS2

    As local mill working children, pupils will experience lessons at Moorside Board School including copywriting with dip pens, using slates and singing period songs.

    Pupils will also further explore life in Victorian Bradford and the significance of the mill industry and local educational reform

    2 hour workshop

    £120.00 per class