Bradford Industrial Museum is sited in Moorside Mills that was built around 1875 as a small worsted-spinning mill by John Moore.
Bradford Council bought the property in 1970 to create an innovative museum that opened in December 1974. It contains permanent displays of textile machines; steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles. There is also a regular exhibitions programme. Mill-workers’ terraced houses and Moorside House where the mill manager lived can also be viewed.
The experiences of these mill workers are charted in the display boards on the walls and you can get a real feel for just how dangerous the jobs they did were.
Address: Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD2 3HP
Open: Monday to Sunday.