Bolling Hall Museum
Bowling Hall Road
Bradford BD4 7LP
Monday - Tuesday Closed to the public
Wednesday – Friday 11am -4pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed: Mondays (except Bank Holidays 11am - 4pm), Good Friday, Christmas Day
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 and situated 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!
Tel 01274 431814 or 01274 431826
Fax 01274 436220
The educational activities and workshops at Bolling Hall all take place in the unique setting of the museum. Bolling Hall is a museum with atmosphere and character, and includes a splendid house body and number of historical rooms, notably a detailed kitchen and ghost room.
Teachers following QCA schemes of work may be interested in using or adapting our curriculum focussed sessions:
- An Introduction to Bolling Hall All Key Stages
- Toy Detectives KS1
- Homes in the Past KS1
- The Tempest Family KS2
- A Tudor Mystery KS2
- The Ghost of Bolling Hall KS2
- The Strangers Case - A Tudor Drama (suitable for KS2).
- Exploring Shakespeare KS3
- Lost Hearts KS2/3
See Bolling Hall for details
Tudor Drama - The Stranger´s Case
Bringing a Tudor house to life to illustrate past religious tensions Read More »
She Stoops to Conquer - 18th Century Servants and Masters
Life below and above stairs in Georgian times Read More »
She Stoops to Conquer - 18th Century Love and Marriage
Arranged marriages are not new Read More »
She Stoops to Conquer - 18th Century Manners and Modes
Objects relating to changes in Georgian society Read More »
She Stoops to Conquer - 18th Century Rich and Poor
Different life experiences in Georgian society Read More »
She Stoops to Conquer - 18th Century Town and Country
New opportunities after the Great fire of London Read More »