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Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford District Museums and Galleries are the home to the most comprehensive collection of Jowett Car’s, photographs, design drawings, plans and diagrams relating to Jowett’s and the Jowett company in the world. The company was once located just down the road from Bradford Industrial Museum, in Idle. The Jowett’s on display include a Jowett Javelin, Jupiter, Pick up, Ice Cream Van, fabric covered saloon, a Bradford Van and many more. Bradford Museums also have a display of Scott motorcycles including a flying squirrel and Scott Sociable 3 wheel light car. As well as a Bradford tram and a 1973 Bradford trolley bus. Our Jowett car’s also sit alongside Nelly, our wool fat powered steam locomotive.   

The collection is on permanent display at Bradford Industrial Museum, which tells the story of the Industrial and social development of Bradford and the surrounding district, through permanent displays of working textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles. The museums permanent displays are complimented by a changing temporary exhibitions programme and events and activities throughout the year. Machines are run throughout the week, staffing dependent. Our Bradford Van can sometimes be seen out and about visit classic car shows across Yorkshire. 

Bradford Industrial Museum is housed in a small worsted spinning mill, built in 1875. The museum was established in 1969 to preserve the industrial and social heritage of the district and opened as one of the UK’s first local authority funded Industrial Heritage Museums, in 1974. 
 

Moorside Mills Moorside Road Eccleshill Bradford West Yorkshire BD2 3HP
01274 435900
industrial.museum@bradford.gov.uk

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