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Part of Bradford District Museums and Galleries service, Bradford Industrial Museum is based in Moorside Mills, Eccleshill.

Moorside Mills was originally built around 1875 as a small worsted spinning Mill by John Moore. Ownership of the mills changed many times over the years as the site developed and grew.

In 1970, Bradford Council bought Moorside Mills from Messrs. W & J Whitehead to create an innovative museum, which opened in 1974. Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.   

There are regular demonstrations of working machinery by  our staff team and volunteers.  Depending on the day, you can marvel at the machinery whirring in Motive power – demonstrating what made the mill run, visit a working blacksmith,  or talk to the Printing or Weaving Volunteers  -  and see them demonstrate their techniques. Ask for details from reception when you visit to find out what’s happening that day!

Bradford District Museums & Galleries are a family friendly organisation.  We regularly organise free events, activities and workshops across all four sites particularly during the school holiday periods – check www.bradfordmuseum.org for the latest events and activities on offer.

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

View AccessAble’s Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Saturday, 10th February 2024 - Monday, 16th September 2024

A child runningScouting In BradfordA celebration of scouting at the Bradford Industrial Museum.
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Monday, 13th May 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

Artwork of fabric and photgraphsNew Lands - Hidden HandsA new textile exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum.
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Saturday, 27th July 2024 - Saturday, 27th July 2024

Mud Kitchen at the Scouts Outdoor AdventureScouts Outdoor AdventureGet ready for a day filled with great fun and adventure at the Bradford Industrial Museum.
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Thursday, 1st August 2024 - Thursday, 1st August 2024

Yorkshire Day at BIMThe Great Yorkshire Day Time MachineVisit the Bradford Industrial Museum on Yorkshire Day for a unique experience filled with clay face making, street games, face painting, and endless entertainment.
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Wednesday, 14th August 2024 - Wednesday, 14th August 2024

Sign of the TimesSign of the TimesBe a part of a collaborative effort to create a large-scale map of your local area at Bradford Industrial Museum.
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Wednesday, 21st August 2024 - Wednesday, 21st August 2024

ECO DayEco Day at Bradford Industrial MuseumCome join us at the Bradford Industrial Museum for an Eco Day focused on creativity and sustainability.
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Saturday, 14th September 2024 - Sunday, 15th September 2024

Bradford Industrial Museum Signage50th Anniversary CelebrationsCelebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bradford Industrial Museum.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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. For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

Route Guides

Bradford Industrial Museum


Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD2 3HP
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Opening Times

* Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday – Sunday | 11:00 – 16:00

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