Bolling Hall Museum

Bolling Hall Museum in Bradford
Bowling Hall Road
Bradford BD4 7LP

Opening Times:

Monday - Tuesday Closed to the public

Wednesday – Friday 11am -4pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays 11am - 4pm), Good Friday, Christmas Day

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Bolling Hall offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives and times of the Bradford families for whom it provided a home over five hundred years. Situated just a mile from Bradford city centre in a quiet, leafy garden, Bolling Hall was for many years the seat of two important land-owning families, the Bollings and the Tempests.


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’. Rooms are furnished and decorated to give an accurate taste of life at different periods of the house’s history, and the fascinating furniture on display includes a superb bed made for Harewood House by Thomas Chippendale. 


Spend some time exploring a different side of Bradford’s heritage – but watch out for an appearance by the 'White Lady' in the Ghost Room!

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Learning Programmes:

Our taught workshop programme supports schools to deliver a broad, balanced and rich curriculum through a range of subjects, skills and SMSC development – see individual workshops for details.      

                                             This academic year we are developing workshops and resources to support the new National Curriculum. To find out more about how Bradford Museums and Galleries can assist your school in delivering areas of the new curriculum please contact us.


  • An Introduction to Bolling Hall All Key Stages
  • Toy Detectives KS1
  • Homes in the Past KS1
  • The Tempest Family KS2
  • Digging the Tudors KS2 
  • A Tudor Mystery KS2
  • The Ghost of Bolling Hall KS2
  • The Strangers Case - A Tudor Drama (suitable for KS2-3).
  • Exploring Shakespeare KS3
  • Lost Hearts KS2/3

See Bolling Hall for details

City of Bradford MDC

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