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Art Gallery:Salts Mill & 1853 Gallery

Art Gallery, free entry

1853 Gallery

1853 Gallery


Salts Mill,
Victoria Road,
BD18 3LA


Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire. The Grade II Listed historic mill building was built in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt along with the village to house his workers. The whole area is of architectural and historical interest.

1853 Gallery David Hockney
Salts Mill is home to one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s art. On the ground floor you will find the 1853 Gallery which houses a permanent exhibition of works by David Hockney.

Gallery 2 and the Saltaire Exhibition
On the second floor beyond Salts Book and Poster Shop is Gallery 2 and the Saltaire Exhibition. Gallery 2 has a collection of work by Henry Marvell Carr R.A entitled “The Textile Process” and Simon Palmer’s collection of Saltaire paintings and drawings. At the rear of the gallery is the Saltaire Exhibition which is a fascinating exhibition which explores Saltaire’s history from 1853 to the present day.

If you enjoy shopping then take time to explore the many independent shops in the mill which include everything from bikes to antiques. Stroll around the Salts Book and Poster shop and browse in The Home a luxury home ware and furniture shop.

Cafes and Restaurants
A popular choice with locals and visitors alike is Salts Diner, found on the second floor. If you just fancy a coffee visit The Espresso Bar (go through the Diner and turn left). On the third floor is Salts Mill’s excellent fish restaurant, Café in the Opera.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

The Salt's Mill will re-open on August 14 and its opening hours for the month are as follows:

August 14, 15 and 16 - Open

August 21, 22 and 23 - Open

August 29, 29, 30 and 31 - open

Open 9-4pm, Arrival of Spring & Café in to the Opera open 10-4pm.

Booking for Salts Diner and Café in to the Opera is essential. Email Maximum table size of six, no more than two households dining together.

Diner: breakfast 9-11am, lunch from 11.30am, last orders 3pm.

Café: coffee, croissants & cakes from 10am, lunch & light bites from 11.30am, last orders 3pm.

Early Music Shop remains closed

All Terrain Cycles closed Sunday

Kath Libbert Jewellery by appointment only

September opening hours will be announced later

You do not need to book a timed ticket to enter the mill at the moment and parking and admission are still free.

Visitors should enter through the modern foyer of the building - there won't be any other way to enter the building.

Wear a mask at all times, apart from when dining.

On arrival, visitors will be asked to sanitise their hands and contact details will be taken for NHS Test and Trace.

If the building becomes too busy, visitors may be asked to queue outside. If one area inside becomes too crowded, people entering may be asked to visit another area for a period of time.

There is a one-way system around most of the mill and visitors are asked to leave lifts for those in particular need.

Salts Mill has said its cleaning schedule has been enhanced. Staff will wear personal protective equipment relevant to their task. Screens have also been installed.


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 140380  Lat: 53.83888 Long: -1.78859

By Road:
Follow the brown signs to Saltaire and park in the village. Salts Mill has its own car park, located off Salts Mill Road, from Shipley take A6038 and follow brown signs.

Using the correct postcode brings you to the wrong side of Salts Mill for the car park. Instead please set your Sat Nav to BD17 7EF and enter the site via Salts Mill Road. Proceed through the gates into Salts Visitors Car Park. Tom Tom users - Salts Mill is a 'Point of Interest' in Bradford.

By Train:
Saltaire railway station is adjacent to the mill.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed