There are many museums across Bradford that celebrate history in the district.

If you are looking for something to do over the next few days, from exploring David Hockney’s work to finding an activity to entertain the kids, we have got you covered.

Here is a selection of local museums to visit according to their Tripadvisor reviews – each rating has a minimum of 4.0.

Some of the best museums in Bradford

Salts Mill

Location: Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3HU

Rating: 4.5/5

One recent visitor left this review: “Interesting place to spend a few hours, 30 minute video film about the history of the Mill is definitely worth a watch. David Hockney Galleries great to see - lovely food, reasonably priced in cafe.

“Car Park free and no entrance fee to Salts Mill so good value day out, if weather had been fine we would have wandered around Saltaire village to see the buildings of historical interest mentioned in the video but it was too wet - hope to return another time.”

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National Science and Media Museum

Location: Pictureville, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

Rating: 4.5/5

This person wrote: “Kids had a great time; pleasant staff and family friendly activities! The arcade machines were great fun and the exhibitions halls were jam packed full of activities. A great day out!”

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Note: The museum is due to close in June 2023 until summer 2024.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Location: 235 Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP

Rating: 4.5/5

Another customer said: “Free entry and free parking a great few hours , went primarily to see the Jowett cars but with so much more to see it was a worthwhile visit

“The lady (in character) at the big house was brilliant and made my visit even more enjoyable.”

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The Bradford Police Museum

Location: Bradford, BD1 1HY

Rating: 4.5/5

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A user wrote: “A very interesting and informative tour lasting around an hour. Our guide Stan was great and had lots of anecdotes about his time working as a Police Officer as well as lots of knowledge about the history of the building and policing in general.

“I would definitely recommend a visit, our 4 year old enjoyed it too!”

Bolling Hall

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Location: 15 Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, BD4 7RY

Rating: 4.5/5

One visitor posted: “This is a very interesting place. Lots of history to be enjoyed. Even my 2 year old loved it.

“Would love to experience one of the ghosts hunts they do here. Loved the ghost room.”