Bradford Industrial Museum

Heritage in Spring

Bradford has a rich and fascinating heritage and this is highlighted with the variety of experiences put together for you this spring.  Bradford district has everything from the great Victorian gradeur highlighted through its long industrial heritage, to its equally fantastic Brontë heritage.

A Victorian Mill Worker

Step back in time at the Bradford Industrial Museum and see just what it was like to work in a textile mill in the 19th century.  You can then step outside and see where the mill workers and manager's lived, before heading off to Keighley to see the more lavish homes of the mill owners and merchants.  Cliffe Castle and East Riddlesden Hall will give you an insight into the elegance of the industrial era.  Finally Saltaire, sums up how a working village will have looked and how an exisiting mill is utilised today.

The footsteps of a Brontë

Visit Haworth a small village surrounded by dramatic moorland and experience life as a Brontë sister.  Wander the cobbled streets and spend time in the Brontë Parsonage Museum where you can discover the comprehensive collection of Brontë manuscipts and letters. After seeing how they lived then head off acoss the moors see the inspirational landscape and imagine yourself in one of their novels. Finally jump on board the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway to see the spectacular scenery at its best.

Footsteps of the stars

Bradford district has been an important film location since cinema began and the National Media Museum is now in the place of the People's Palace which showed some of the first screenings outside of London. Download the Film Heritage App and follow in the footsteps of Julie Walters or Drew Barrymore.  Discover the many TV and film locations that have been used from The King's Speech, Peeky Blinders to Get Santa. After exploring the district make sure you visit the National Media Museum.
1853 Gallery

Salts Mill & 1853 Gallery


Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire. The Grade II Listed historic mill building was built in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt along with the village to house his workers.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum


Textile machinery, steam power, engineering and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.

Cliffe Castle

Cliffe Castle Museum


This Victorian mill owners mansion includes lavish restored rooms, historical and geological displays, all surrounded by landscaped grounds.

The rear of the house and formal garden

East Riddlesden Hall


National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tea-room. This award winning attraction offers a lot to discover and explore.


National Science and Media Museum


The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.


Keighley and Worth Valley Railway


Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Brontë country. Steam trains run every weekend and daily in summer.

Brontë Parsonage

Bronte Parsonage Museum


The Brontes are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861.

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