National Media Museum
It’s free admission to the UK’s National Media Museum in Bradford which contains a media feast of exhibits covering the full spectrum of film, photography, TV, radio and the web. The museum plays host to four film festivals annually and includes a spectacular 5 storey IMAX cinema screen. The National Media Museum continues to evolve from its prestigious roots which date back to 1983.
Bradford Museums & Art Galleries
Two particular venues in the Bradford area exploring the city’s world renowned textile heritage are Bradford’s Industrial Museum just outside the city centre and Salts Mill to the north at Saltaire. Moorside Mills, site of the Bradford Industrial Museum dates from 1875 and digs deep into the history of textiles via working textile machinery, exhibits and displays of motor vehicles. Moorside was a huge working worsted spinning mill in its Victorian heyday, and a Mill Owner’s House and mill workers’ terrace houses are on show here.
Free entry Bradford 1 Art Gallery in the city centre overlooks the many chic cafes and restaurants on Centenary Square. Inside the Gallery you can expect some cutting edge and unique exhibitions particularly in arts and crafts such as jewellery. Bradford’s civic art gallery is Cartwright Hall located within the attractive grounds of Lister Hall just outside the city. Alongside a fine collection of 19th and 20th century British art, Cartwright Hall offers a strong contemporary edge with collections of international prints and South Asian arts and crafts on display.