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Bradford Museums & Galleries at Home

We have been missing all our lovely visitors to our sites and being able to share our collections with you .  In the meantime we have been busy working on ways that you can still enjoy them. 

We are taking part in #MuseumFromHome today so we thought it was a good time to have a bit of a round up of the online content we've been busy creating over the past month, just in case you missed them the first time!

Inspire me to...

Our museums and galleries might be closed but you can still be inspired by our amazing objects, beautiful artworks and historic buildings.

Each week we will release a new activity idea for you to do, inspired by our wonderful collections.

Find them here

Inspite me to draw

Exhibitions online

You might not be able to see the exhibitions in our Galleries, but we have some of them viewable here.

Image of Islamic Medieval Handbag © The Courtauld Gallery

Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Gallery

You can watch a film about some of the objects in this exhibition, courtesy of the Courtald Gallery


We've also got some wonderful online activities inspired by the Courtald Bag.

Colouring Sheets

Create Your Own Bag

Up and Away

Using the crystal clear aerial photographs of Bradford photographer C. H. Wood, this exhibition explores the green and pleasant land of Bradford and beyond from above.


Arial photograph -  black and white -  with the slogan 'Up and Away' superimposed
Image of four school girls conducting a science experiement

Educating Bradford

A virtual display from Bradford Museums and Galleries. The real exhibition is mainly made up of Bradford and education related objects, we hope this selection of images will give you a flavour of its contents and themes.


Twenty-First Century Monochrome

Celebrating the twenty-first anniversary of the Yorkshire Monochrome Group.
The exhibition had no set theme but was designed to show the many different aspects of monochrome photography and the talents within the group.


Yorkshire Monochrome exhibition promo image - the club logo superimposed over B&W shot of escalators
Cliffe Castle

Cliffe Castle  Virtual Tour

The real doors might be shut, but you can explore beyond the barriers, thanks to this virtual tour.


Colour in the Collections

Colouring in sheets with museum objects beginning with A - including Angel and arrow heads

Our Collections are full of fascinating objects that can inspire and intrigue.

We are currently creating colouring sheets featuring objects from our Collections, grouped together in alphabetical selections

Find them here

Read our Blogs


Find out more about interesting objects in our collections, the history of some of our sites or a sneaky peak behind the scenes of past exhibitions

Explore them all here

Cropped all four images

B&W photograph of a man standing by a broken down motorcycle that appears to be stuck in the mud on the moor and is steaming slightly...

Explore our Digital Photo Archive

The photographic archive of Bradford Museums and Galleries is housed at Bradford Industrial Museum, Eccleshill, Bradford.

It consists of more than 350,000 glass and film negatives and prints.

These pages form part of a ongoing project which aims to digitise the archive, so that it can be accessed by all. See what's available so far!


Explore the archive here


You can follow us on Social Media

As well as the links have shared above and our website - you can see we are active on our Social Media accounts . 

Look for new activities, information and content there.

We cover regular topics like #SoothingSunday, where we share a nice calm image from  the collection or taken at one of our sites, or you can enjoy a selection of interesting two minute videos telling you a bit more about various aspects of the district's history


Bradford Museum & Galleries on Facebook


We are often be found taking part in the now World Famous #CuratorBattle hosted by the Yorkshire Museum each week.

What will the next week's topic be? Tune in and find out...


Bradford Museums & Galleries On Twitter


We are sharing lots of images from our Online Photo archive on our Instagram, normally with a loosely connecting theme each week - so far we have shared pictures of Forster Square through the years, Markets, Sports and Brown Muffs!


Bradford Museums & Galleries on Instagram