Bradford's Industrial Revolution

Teachers' notes

Bradford Industrial Museum is a unique teaching resource for studying the Victorians, the Industrial Revolution, and the history of Bradford. The Coat of Many Cultures is a large textile work of art inspired by Bradford's history and cultural diversity. The coat offers a great starting point to begin exploring the Museum.


This online resource provides background information that you can use to explore the coat, Bradford Industrial Museum, the textile industry in Bradford, and the social growth of Bradford. There are downloadable resources and links to other sites available.


Detailed information on the following topics can be found in the Downloads  section :

  • The textile industry in Bradford
  • Bradford's textile mills
  • The growth of places of worship
  • Housing - creating the urban landscape
  • Social improvement and civic pride
  • Public places and social lives

After working your way through the pages of this resource, why not test your knowledge by trying out the Quiz - click here to start - how many questions will you get right?!

You can get additional glimpses of industrial life by looking at the archive photo library on the Bradford Museums website - see Related Links below.

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