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Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford

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History and teachings
Bradford Industrial Museum, established 1974 in Moorside Mills, Eccleshill, Bradford, United Kingdom, specializes in relics of local industry, especially printing and textile machinery, kept in working condition for regular demonstrations to the public. Moorside Mills was built around 1875 as a small worsted spinning Mill by John Moore. Ownership of the mills changed many times, and they developed and grew. In 1970, Bradford Council bought Moorside Mills from Messrs. W & J Whitehead to create an innovative museum. Bradford’s Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme. You can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers’ terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.

Cross-cultural dimensions
Showcases the developments and processes involved in Bradford’s industrial history, some of which featured influences from outside of the UK. During the 1800s and 1900s, industries in the North of England needed labour from outside the UK. The museum presents these developments which as a result has influenced European culture.

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Recommended for anybody. General. No prior knowledge needed. Easily accessible

Eccleshill, Bradford. Do not need to book. Admission is free. Disabled car parking, lifts, disabled toilet, one wheelchair and baby changing unit. Public transport (Bus, bicycle)/ Car.

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What Will You Learn?

  • The transversal skills and knowledge which can be acquired from this cultural experience are:- Respect for diversity; as the industrial revolution involved outside influences, the museum exposes visitors to this history which allows them to develop a better understanding and respect for cultural influences in Eruopean culture.- Media and information literacy; with exposure to information, visitors are more aware of historic events and accuracy

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