Salts Mill is a place for art, dining and shopping in one stunning historic building. Parking and entrance is free. Inside you can admire our very big collection of works by David Hockney, be inspired by the very best in independent retail and enjoy our bustling restaurants and cafes. You can also learn about the history of the Mill in our People and Process and Saltaire History exhibitions (but if you’re after a hefty dose of industrial history try Bradford Industrial Museum).
Cartwright Hall is Bradford’s civic art gallery and offers an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, with four permanent galleries displaying works from our art collections. The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art, with strong collections of international contemporary prints and contemporary South Asian art and crafts.
The Alhambra Theatre is regarded as the North’s premier receiving venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from international dance to musicals, drama and Yorkshire’s biggest panto.
The venue seats 1,400 people and is a popular choice for major touring companies including Northern Ballet, Disney, the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Cameron Mackintosh. It has staged major West End shows including The Lion King, War Horse, Billy Elliot, Wicked and Mary Poppins.
Yorkshire people like to think of the Brontës as true Yorkshire folk, but the truth is they were entirely Celtic by birth. With an Irish father and a Cornish mother their connection with Yorkshire was purely through settlement rather than blood.
Although they knew, loved and wrote about the Yorkshire moors with more passion than anyone before or since, the Brontës were also – contrary to popular opinion – well-travelled women for their day. Both Emily and Charlotte travelled to Brussels and lived there in order to improve their French
At the National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, we explore the science and culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.
Our galleries and exhibition spaces help us illuminate world-famous collections in photography, film and television. Our team of Explainers create learning activities that fuel the imagination and get under the skin of our collections and exhibitions. And our three cinema screens—including an IMAX theatre—allow us to showcase the magic of moving images from around the world in Bradford, the first UNESCO City of Film.