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“Great day out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Mills, Bradford BD2 3HP, England
01274 435900
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Ranked #8 of 42 attractions in Bradford
Type: Museums
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

ideal for a wet day with the children. Let them clock in to the factory ( cards cost 15p each) and then see life in Victorian times. Lots to see much of it working as it did in the old woollen mill days, looms, spinning beaming, or engineering or printing factories. Then there are the cars, mostly Jowetts made in Bradford, motorbikes, railway engine and memorabilia, old tram and trolley bus to see in addition to the cranes and horse drawn vehicles outside.

Our children aged 11 - 6 and all found things to excite them, especially block printing and hard carding and combing wool. They read of life in the days when children had to work in the mill and lost fingers and scalps as H&S didnt exist and how it took an act of parliament to get them to school half a day and still work the other half.

You can see mot of it in 1 - 2 hours, but could easily make a day of it (open 11 - 4 at weekends and 10 - 4 in the week except Mondays) if you read all the information and watched the videos and demonstrations.

Visited March 2013
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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Take the kids.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We visited this with our grandson. The galleries full of how cloth was made fascinated him (he's 7) and he especially liked the exhibition on Bradford City football club.

Visited March 2013
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Colne, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“GOOD INSIGHT INTO THE PAST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I loved going to this museum there is lots to do and to see,from the old looms to the old trolley buses,its a really good day out for all young and old.you can spend hours looking around and any staff that are on hand are very helpful,and will talk you through any of their exhibits that are on show and its free entry so you cannot get better value than that,i always put a contribution in the box when i leave as i have been a few times and theres always something new to see,its a top day out.

Visited August 2012
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Oxon
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Really good look back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Just go, you will not be disappointed a very good way to spend a few hours...and free.
Typical museum of its type.

Visited February 2013
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Bradford
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“childhood memories.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been visting this place since i was a child and it never fails to give me the historic feeling. I love visting the horses at work and the old houses, The canons at the front always remind me of being a child :). One little problem the site house at the top is never open but its great when it was open.

Visited August 2012
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