Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford was often called ‘worstedopolis’ in the nineteenth century and the city’s industrial museum is based in a mill built by one John Moore in the mid-1870s for spinning worsted yarn. Two floors were added to the original three in 1919, when a clock tower was constructed as a war memorial. The building was acquired by the city corporation for use as a museum in 1970. There are extensive displays of textile machinery particularly of machines used in the production of worsted fabrics. Several stationary steam engines are exhibited together with an 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive built by Hudswell Clarke of Leeds in 1922. The collection includes the only remaining Bradford tramcar and a Bradford trolley bus. The display of motor vehicles particularly features Jowetts made in Bradford, including the Jupiter sports car, the Javelin saloon and the Bradford van of the post-World War Two period. Moorside House, the home of mill managers, and Gaythorne Row, terraced houses once occupied by workpeople are also parts of the museum.

Bradford Industrial Museum
Moorside Mills
Moorside Road
BD2 3HD Bradford
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1274 - 435900