In an effort to conduct crucial electrical upgrades, one of Bradford Council’s esteemed museum venues, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Lister Park, is set to temporarily close its doors. The closure is scheduled for Saturday, 10th February, and the gallery is expected to resume regular operations on Tuesday, 20th February.

The essential maintenance work involves the replacement of ageing electrical switchgear, reaching the end of its recommended safe working life. This measure aims to ensure that the historic building remains electrically secure and aligned with safety standards.

While Cartwright Hall undergoes these necessary enhancements, other engaging activities will be available at various Bradford Council museum venues. These include supporting a new exhibition highlighting the history of Scouting at Bradford Industrial Museum, exploring the ‘Art of the Samurai’ at Cliffe Castle, and enjoying outdoor play activities at Bolling Hall Museum.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “The work at Cartwright Hall is essential and closing during the half-term holidays will have less of an impact on the scheduled programme of school visits, many of which have been booked in since September last year. Our other museums will have lots of fun activities for families throughout the half-term holiday.”

For more information on half-term activities in Bradford Museums, please visit Bradford Museums – February Half Term Activities.