Bradford Industrial Museum

It's a rainy day here so the boys and I headed out to Bradford Industrial Museum. It's six years since we last visited and sadly the horses are no longer there, but there was lots to see, do and learn and they had fun spotting all the rats hidden around the museum! All the staff were very friendly and a kind gentleman spoke to the boys about all the machinery and answered all their questions.

Here are some of our pics of the day and you can check out our videos over on Instagram here.

'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.'

They were excited to see a gas mask in one of the rooms!

Checking out the privies! Hmm! Nice!


Don't miss the Blacksmith's shed!!

The boys got all their questions answered by this kind gentleman at the Museum.

'A representation of a busy Victorian general printing office. All the machines are authentic and have been carefully restored to full working order by a team of dedicated volunteers. Compare this to the fully restored mid twentieth century printing office, again all the machines and fittings are authentic and have been restored to full working order. Each Wednesday throughout the year the volunteers are on hand to demonstrate and explain the craft of letterpress printing. Each visitor is given a souvenir bookmark, type set and printed on the premises.' (Every Wednesday, 10.30am - 3.30pm)

Planning a visit to Bradford Industrial Museum? Please check out their opening times and visitor information here.