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Bradford Industrial Museum

Address: Moorside Mills, Bradford BD2 3HP, England
Phone Number: 01274 435900
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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bingley
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit, it's a trip back in time. My husband liked the vehicles and the machinery whilst my favourite part were the houses out on the street. I lived in a similar house and seeing my old doll's house was certainly a trip down memory lane. We spent the whole morning looking round and could... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

very interesting ,informative very good for children to learn about bygone Bradford . The car museum is brill. Great day out

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Boring for adults too. Too much detail on engines that does not relate to average children and adults. You have to be a graduate engineer to understand.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

it was late on in the day when we found this so only managed 1hr 45 mins visiting. Was very interesting & varied, I noticed the tram lines & overhead wires but no tram on display - i guess there would usually be one out for viewing as there was a very high shed leading from the lines. Several staff... More

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Wakefield
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was the second museum we visited after Bolling Hall. Again entrance and parking are free, staff....well we never saw anyone or interacted... The museum is ofc an industrial museum in main but has other things ushc as old cars, re-contructed rooms from various era's and at the moment a freemason display. Perhaps we visited at the wrong time, 3pm... More

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Dunfermline
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Good exhibition, liked the steam engine area (speak to the men on duty, you really get a good bit of banter out of them!) and got to see some in action (again, speak to the man!). Liked the textile manufacturing exhibit too. The only downside is that it boasts a cafe but its tables and chairs with a vending machine!... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited the museum on a Friday afternoon and I was the only visitor, so it was a little strange having the place to myself. It's not the biggest museum I've visited but it has a surprising variety of things to see. On the ground floor there's an assortment of wartime items, including toys, household items, and even wheelchairs and prosthetic... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As we were travelling nearby, we decided to check out the Jowett Motor Companies contribution to the motoring industry, but we found much, much more. Fully operational steam machinery, printing presses, wool spinning machines, looms, Mill Owners House, Horse implements etc. Just Brilliant, they even had a Freemason Exhibition beautifully explained to us by David Thrippleton.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited this museum for the first time and were very impressed by the high standards of the exhibits, most of which were working or fully restored. The current WW1 theme was well presented and highlighted Bradford's role in the conflict. I was particularly interested in the array of Jowett cars and vans which were produced locally. The layout based... More

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Bingley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I are history buffs and there is plenty here to see. We spent 2 hours on the ground floor alone and did not make it to the first floor yet. We work in an engineering factory, so many of the exhibits/machines were predecessors of things we have at work. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. If taking children, be... More

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