Undercliffe provides a unique opportunity to discover the rich history of Bradford, it’s people and the rise of the Victorian Age.
The monuments, memorials and statuary also give students the chance to develop their skills in research, study and in interpreting the data and stories they gather.
The design of the cemetery as a park give the opportunity for the study of insects, small mammals, birds and a wide range of plants and flowers,
The cemetery holds a wealth of material which can be applied across the National Curriculum and all Key Stages.
Our records of burial kept since, the very first interment in, 1854 are a valuable and important archive for the serious scholar, historian, or ancestry researcher.
We can also offer guided tours for school groups, tailored to specific educational needs, with archive and study materials available. A great deal of our site is wheelchair accessible, as is our study room and toilets.
Important Safety Information
Tour leaders, teachers, visitors, and students should be aware of Health and Safety considerations during a visit to the Cemetery.
There is a good network of tarmac and grassed paths around and through the site which offer safe and accessible movement across the cemetery.
Visitors are asked to consider the risks in leaving the maintained pathways.
There are a range of hazards from fallen or cracked stonework and masonry, to hidden obstacles, slippery surfaces, and uneven paths or unstable flagstones.
Many of the older graves have sunk or partially collapsed. Some areas of the cemetery have been colonised by thick vegetation such as bramble and couch grass.
It is very important that visitors do not lean against, push, or otherwise touch any of the monumental stone work in the cemetery.
The Charity advises visitors to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your visit.
A Message for Dog Owners
Dogs are very welcome at Undercliffe Cemetery. We ask that dog owners do not allow their dogs to walk over or foul graves and for this reason request that dogs should kept on a lead always.
Please also respect the Cemetery and our volunteer workers by ensuring that dog mess is bagged and binned during your visit.