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Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Mills, Bradford BD2 3HP, England
01274 435900
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Ranked #11 of 44 Attractions in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Wakefield
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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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
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For kids who wish to run about looking at different things then this place is good, there's interest and plenty to see although from me being a child I can't see the excitement in the place now being an adult, still enjoy going though!

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a wonderful half day here and left wanting more. We hadn't managed to look at all the exhibits. We concentrated on the mill related exhibitions. It was wonderful to see the machinery good working order and to hear the clatter on many of them in action.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Ive lived in Bradford all my life but only ever been to the industrial museum once as a child, have been meaning to take my children just never got round to it. Last week we decided to try it, the kids enjoyed the classic cars gallery and both me and my husband enjoyed looking around, however we were finished in... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Information wise this museum definitely isn't short of it and I am definitely going to recommend this to my dad who will love it but I had a 8 year old and a 4 year old and they were bored. My 8 year old found the part about the children working in the mills interesting and she did read a... More

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