Saltaire History Club Interesting talks on Saltaire and its locale. Everyone welcome. Quarterly meetings. Next: 8th September, 2016. More >

Politically, Saltaire is part of the Shipley electoral ward of the City of Bradford, and part of the parliamentary constituency of Shipley, currently represented by Philip Davies of the Conservatives. From 1999 to 2005, parliamentarians from three chambers, Chris Leslie MP in the House of Commons, Lord Wallace of Saltaire in the House of Lords and Richard Corbett MEP in the European Parliament, all lived in Saltaire.


In Gallery 2 we’re showing Carolyn Mendelsohn’s brilliant ‘Being Inbetween’ – photographic portraits empowering girls on the brink of adulthood. Open 28-30 May, 10-5:30. ( Henry's Carr's 'Textile Process' will be temporarily removed whilst this exhibition is being installed, shown and removed.)

If you are studying Saltaire, please make sure of your facts. Lots of myths are peddled about Saltaire that have no basis in fact. Have you heard of any of these myths?

Come along Salts Mill Road, pass the 'Visitors Parking' sign and continue past the chimney where you will see a glass canopy with disabled parking spaces. Level access to all public areas and the lift is through the tunnel opposite these parking spaces. For additional information or help please call 01274 531163 during opening hours.

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The Mill opened in 1853, the centerpiece of Sir Titus Salt's utopian vision of Saltaire. He built the adjoining model village to house his workers. Cloth production at Salts finally ceased in 1986, and the following year the mill was purchased by the late Jonathan Silver, who re-imagined it as a place where culture and commerce could thrive together.

How to get here and what to do Saltaire is a village where people live. Salts Mill is free to enter and is open every day except Christmas, Boxing day, and New Year's Day. How to get here, where to park and what to do >

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With the combination of quality housing, employment, recreation, educational facilities and social services the model town represented a landmark example of enlightened 19th century urban planning.[4][5] In October 1872, Saltaire, along with Dean Clough Mill in Halifax, were featured highlights of the Japanese Government's Iwakura Mission tour of modern industrial Britain.[6]

We're delighted to be launching our new breakfast menu on Monday, March 7th. Come and try Salts own Granola, American style pancakes,or go all out for a full English. Breakfast will be served daily in the Diner from 9:30-10:45 from March 7th. You can contact Salts Diner on 01274 530533.

Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm CALL 01274 530 770

Salts Mill closed as a textile mill in February 1986, and Jonathan Silver bought it the following year and began renovating it.[1] Today it houses a mixture of business, commerce, leisure and residential use. In the main mill building are:

The World's largest selection of medieval, renaissance and baroque musical instruments. Come and see recorders, viols, lutes, harps, crumhorns, harpsichords, spinets, shawms, even hurdy-gurdies - as well as sheet music, CDs and accessories. A must for the musically minded.

And in the Roof Space there are two shows: Leeds Photographic Society’s Annual show, and Hannah Lamb and Claire Wellesley-Smiths ‘Lasting Impressions’ – a consideration of the cloth we constantly carry with us. ‘Lasting Impressions’ takes places as a series of timetabled performances at 11-12; 1-2 and 3-4.

Saltaire est un village industriel entier et bien préservé datant de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. Ses fabriques de textiles, ses édifices publics et ses logements ouvriers sont bâtis dans un style harmonieux, d'une grande qualité architecturale, et le plan urbain d'ensemble reste intact, offrant une image vivante du paternalisme philanthropique de l'époque victorienne.

Carlton Fine Art and Antiques is not just a traditional antique shop, dealing in fine furniture, paintings and quality objets d'art, but is also an 'Antique Centre' with approx. 40 dealers selling a wide range of antiques and collectables. The aim is to cater for every taste and pocket.

Trek and Trail 10:00AM-5.30PM MON-FRI 10:00AM -6:00PM SAT-SUN

People and Process: 10:00AM-4.30PM MON-FRI 10:00AM-5:30PM SAT-SUN

Saltaire was built in 1851 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry. The name of the village is a combination of the founder's surname and the name of the river. Salt moved his business (five separate mills) from Bradford to this site near Shipley to arrange his workers and to site his large textile mill by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the railway. Salt employed the local architects Francis Lockwood and Richard Mawson.[1]

Beautifully curated, ever changing books to browse through and buy in an enormous, light-filled space. The bookshop is especially loved for its wonderful children's section and its poetry offering, but all minds are generously catered for here - philosophy, gardening, eating and drinking, fact, fiction, you name it - as well as cards and gifts.

Follow Colin Coates's research as Saltaire's WW1 story unfolds.

Some footage of Saltaire and the nearby Shipley Glen Tramway can be seen in the Yorkshire Film Archive: Shipley Glen (1914)

Saltaire is a conservation area. Victoria Hall (originally the Saltaire Institute) is used for meetings and concerts, and houses a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.[11] The village is served by Saltaire railway station.

We’re a wedding, celebration, meeting and conference venue, and a hub for public events and classes.

In 2001, Saltaire became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. UNESCO noted: "Saltaire is an outstanding and well preserved example of a mid 19th century industrial town... The layout and architecture of Saltaire admirably reflect mid 19th century philanthropic paternalism, as well as the important role played by the textile industry in economic and social development."


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The Saltaire History exhibition tells the story of Sir Titus Salt and how he turned his vision into reality. Here you can view a documentary about the history of the Mill and the village, read a timeline of their development and examine some of the original boardroom furniture. Located on the second floor.

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The mill is also a place of work for over 1000 people - home to a variety of businesses from technology to landscape architecture and graphic design. To join us, please see space to rent.

Open 7 days a week (see opening times for exclusions). Admission free.

The "New Mill", on the other side of the canal, is divided between offices for the local National Health Service Trusts and residential flats.

Browse through inspiring art materials right next to original works from one of the world's greatest living artists. Brushes, paints, pens, crayons, pencils, sketch pads and much more, as well as a huge selection of art books.

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Coffee, cakes and sandwiches are hidden away in the espresso bar. It's a good place for a pit stop on a busy weekend - the Espresso bar isn't open during the week.

Similar, but considerably smaller, projects had also been started around the same time by Edward Akroyd at Copley and by Henry Ripley at Ripley Ville. The cotton mill village of New Lanark, which is also a World Heritage site, was founded by David Dale in 1786.

Book/Poster Shop and Art Materials 10:00AM - 5.30PM MON-FRI 10:00AM - 6:00PM SAT-SUN