Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum

During Britain’s Industrial Revolution, Bradford became known as the wool capital of the world thanks to its vast concentration of textile mills and factories. Today many of its 19th-century honey-coloured buildings are reminders of that illustrious heyday, including what is now the Bradford Industrial Museum. The museum features in episode 1 of the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.

Set in an old spinning mill, it allows visitors to explore the industrial and social heritage of West Yorkshire at a time that immediately preceded the 1930s era in which James Herriot set his classic books. You’ll see working machinery, back-to-back mill workers’ houses and get a feel for the sights, sounds and smells of a 19th-century woollen mill. Of course, James Herriot’s rural world of farming and sheep rearing would have been a prime source for the wool used in Bradford’s thriving textile industry in the early 1900s.


235 Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP

Planning a visit?

Due to Covid19 precautions the Mill Manager’s House is currently closed to the public. The museum’s working machinery runs dependent on staffing so please check before visit.

To find out more and get further inspiration on things to do in the area, visit Welcome to Yorkshire and Bradford Film Heritage.