Missing our museums during the coronavirus outbreak?
You can now explore some of our exhibitions online
All our museums are currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the staff in our Museums and Galleries Service have come up with a way you can see some of the exhibitions without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
Twenty-First Century Monochrome
Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley hosted a special exhibition recently to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of the Yorkshire Monochrome Group.
Assignments 2019: British Press Photographer's Association
'Assignments' is a rare chance to see the very best in British press photography, all displayed in one unique gallery, curated by some of the most highly-respected leaders within the media industry.
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.
This exhibition celebrates education in Bradford over the centuries, particularly from 1870 to the present day. It shows how modern education policies and teaching methods are still influenced by 19th and 20th century educational and child healthcare reforms. It also charts the development of adult learning that recognised that an educated workforce helped support the development of Bradford as an international powerhouse.
This exhibition is inspired by the landmark book Education in Bradford 1870-1970 which provided a detailed description and celebration of learning in the city. 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of its publication.
Crichton’s ‘Bygone Bradford’
In the Bradford Museums and Galleries collection, we have a set of fascinating watercolour paintings of old Bradford. Painted by N. S. Crichton, they give an insight into what Bradford was like in the nineteenth century.
The Bradford collection on the Art UK website
Lots of artwork from the Bradford Museums and Galleries Collection is available to view on the Art UK website.
The Bradford Photo Archive
Bradford Museums and Galleries has an extensive photographic archive. This is made up of different smaller collections that tell a fascinating story of Bradford’s history.
Many of the images in our photographic archive have been featured in exhibitions. You can explore the whole archive and there are also four fascinating exhibitions including: Busbys', Focus on Bradford, Hot Metal and North In Focus.
Virtual Cliffe Castle
Cliffe Castle Museum has a feast for your eyes with their virtual reality tour.
The home of Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield, has been meticulously scanned and brought to life in a digital immersive environment.
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