Explore some of Bradford Museums exhibitions online

Get your art, culture, history and architecture fix, without leaving the comfort of your armchair. Here’s our guide to the best Bradford Museums exhibitions online.

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. 

Images from the archive have featured in exhibitions at Bradford’s museums and galleries in recent years, covering many aspects of life and leisure. All exhibitions

Explore the Bradford Photo Archive here.

Bradford Photo Archive

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.

Explore the exhibition here. 

Monochrome Exhibition

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.

Explore the exhibition here.

Assignments - cow

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.

Explore the exhibition here

Up and Away - exhibition

Educating Bradford

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.

Explore the exhibition here

Educating Bradford - Exhibition

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.

Explore the exhibition here


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.

Explore the artwork here


Unmistakably Bradford

Online gallery “It’s unmistakably Bradford, 2020!” Put another way, the photography students of York St. John’s brief was to capture Bradford’s unique qualities right now (we should mention all this took place before the current crisis when ‘right now’ has taken on a whole new meaning).

Stop By The Alhambra, Diane Holt
Stop By The Alhambra, Diane Holt

Explore the gallery here

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.

Explore Virtual Cliffe Castle

We look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right.

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