Bradford Industrial Museum & Horses At Work
Living in the PastThink of industry in Bradford and you think of wool. Think of mills and you think of machinery, steam engines and horses, all of which can be found at Bradford Industrial Museum!Moorside Mills, an original spinning mill, is alive with magnificent machinery which once converted raw wool into the world's best worsted cloth.
The Mill Yard rings to the sound of iron on stone as the Shire Horses give rides, pull a horse tram or haul a horse-bus.
In the Mill you can experience the sounds and smells of the engines which once powered the mills throughout Yorkshire.John Moore, the original mill-owner and his family lived in the shadow of the mill at Moorside House, which is furnished as they knew it at the turn of the century.
A step across the street takes you to the mill workers' houses in Gaythorne Row - typical back-to-back cottages, ranging from late 19th century decor through to the 1950s.
Behind the ScenesHave you thought of hiring a horse for your special event? We can provide horses for films, television, company promotions, timber hauling, weddings and funerals! Contact Horses at Work on 01274 435887Have you thought of taking a trip down memory lane?
Take a lesson in the Victorian Schoolroom or a washday in Gaythorne Row - the Museum Education Service are always keen to hear from interested groups and individuals who would like to take part in the Museum's varied activity programme. Contact the Museum Education Service on 01274 435862 and 01274 435864.
Have you searched your attic lately? Did you know that we can restore anything from clocks to cars, furniture to fire engines? Contact the Conservation Agency on 01274 435885.
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Signposted from the Bradford Ring Road and Harrogate Road (A658). Buses 614/634 from the Tyrls, 608/609 from Bank St. and Minibus 896 from Interchange, all stop at Moorside Road.
Bradford Industrial Museum & Horses At Work Postcode for SatNav: BD2 3HP