Once a thriving industrial city, importing and exporting goods all-around the world. Bradford Industrial museum tells the city’s story. Fine wool fabric made in the city was used to make top quality clothing, and everybody wanted to wear it. There were jobs galore and money to be made. One of the mills that brought all of this prosperity to Bradford was W.&J. Whitehead’s in Eccleshill.
In 1974 this mill reopened as the Bradford Industrial museum. This is a good sized museum and it’s free. There are large galleries housing steam powered machines as well as spinning, weaving and printing machines. There is also a transport gallery housing cars made by the Jowett company and motorbikes made by Scott, two local firms. These main galleries are housed inside the building that was once W.&J. Whitehead’s mill. And outside in the museum grounds there is a row of back to back houses and the mill owners house along with the horsepower emporium to explore. All in all a great place to visit and entry is free. I highly recommend you visit this place, especially if you live locally.