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Free tour: The Dining Hall in World Heritage Saltaire

Celebrate Saltaire World Heritage Site’s 20th anniversary with a tour of the Dining Hall

Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September, hourly tours from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.

Today, the Dining Hall has become Shipley College’s ‘Mill Building’ but it retains many original features and has a terrific story to tell.

For many years before Saltaire’s other public buildings were built, the Dining Hall was also used as a school, a meeting place, library, reading room, a venue for religious services and numerous social events and political debates.

After changes to the building at the end of the 19th century, the Dining Hall’s new upper floor continued to provide social space for everything from boxing tournaments to flannel dances, and a buffet for the adjoining railway.

So come along for a tour of this fascinating building, and hear about its rich and varied history:

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World Heritage Site 20 years logoThis event is part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for UNESCO’s recognition of Saltaire as a World Heritage Site. It is also part of Heritage Open Days – and the Saltaire Festival, so why not make a day of it!

The Dining Hall in World Heritage Saltaire is a collaboration between the Saltaire Collection and Saltaire History Club. We’re pleased to acknowledge financial support from Shipley Town Council.

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