Bradford Industrial Museum

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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.



Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP
Telephone: 01274 435900

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 - 16.00

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11.00 - 16.00

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th & 28th December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays



Free Admission


Disabled car parking, lifts, disabled toilet, one wheelchair and baby changing unit. For further Industrial Museum disabled access information visit DisabledGo


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.

Public transport:
The 660 bus from Bradford Interchange stops right outside the museum gates.
The 686 / 687 (Fagley) also departs from Bradford Interchange every 10 - 15 minutes, this bus will drop you off at the top end of Moorside Road and the museum is approximately a 10 minute walk from this stop.
There is also the 645 (Greengates) which runs approximately every 10-15 minutes and this bus drops you off at the bottom end of Moorside Road, the museum is a 10 / 15 minute walk from this stop.

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