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Group Visits, free entry

1853 Gallery

1853 Gallery


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.

PLEASE NOTE: The 1853 Gallery will be closed week commencing 20th January - 10th February 2014. Other areas of the mill, shops and restaurants open as normal.

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 (open Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm).

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Mon - Fri 10:00 to 17:30 | Sat - Sun 10:00 to 18:00.

Most, though not all, of the Mill is open 7 days a week. Different areas have different opening hours. If there's something very specific you want to see, feel free to call and check first on 01274 531163.

Salts Mill is CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day + New Years Day.


Free entry


Salts Mill,
Victoria Road,
BD18 3LA



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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 accessDisabled access
  • 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