Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford Industrial Museum

Great Grandma’s Washday Memories’

In a typical Bradford back-to-back house, pupils have a ‘hands on’ washday experience using washboards, possers, dolly blue and the mangle. They explore how washing has changed in the last seventy years. They also investigate objects from the past and use enquiry skills to work out what they were used for. By comparing different objects and photographs, as well as using their washdays experience, they will find out how life and technology is different between then and now.

1.5 hour workshop

£102 per class

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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).

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