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Not all Bradford's travel potential comes with a hefty price tag. While traveling here in the City of Bradford we are  always on the lookout for ways to make your pound stretch farther. Thankfully there are lots of wonderful free things to do in Bradford . Here are some ideas, but we would  love to hear your suggestions. 

Free Museums


National Science and Media Museum

Exploring the transformative impact of image and sound technologies on our lives. 8 floors of FREE galleries and 3 cinemas including the UK's first IMAX.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery & Park

Cartwright Hall is set in the magnificent, Green Flag-awarded grounds of Lister Park, with a boating lake, adventure playground and Mughal Gardens. The innovative David Hockney Gallery transformed Cartwright Hall’s largest space at into a vibrant, inspirational permanent display dedicated to the life and work of the Bradford-born artist.

Bolling Hall

With parts of the building dating from the Medieval, Bolling Hall is a rambling mixture of styles with every nook and cranny packed with history. During the Civil War the household supported the Royalist cause, and the house provided a stronghold during the 'siege of Bradford'.

Cliffe Castle Museum & Park

Visitors can see sparkling Victorian rooms and furniture, paintings, and decorative art. Special galleries deal with natural history, archaeology and social history, all of which can be seen on your visit along with the internationally important display of stained glass by Morris and Co.

Manor House Art Gallery and Museum Ilkley

Thanks to its excellent preservation and the clear distinction between its three main building periods, the Manor House is a text-book illustration of how English houses developed between the Middle Ages and the ‘early modern’ period. Ilkley is considered by historians most fortunate to have such a gem in its midst.

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