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New exhibition – Saltaire: Foundation and Legacy

B1-273: A coloured postcard featuring a view of Salts Mill

Celebrate Saltaire World Heritage Site’s 20th anniversary by visiting a wonderful, free exhibition supported by knowledgable historians.

Through text and images, the exhibition will tell you about Titus Salt, the founder of the village, and James Roberts, one of his successors as the owner of the mighty Salt’s Mill. Without Roberts, the founder’s legacy could easily have been lost.We’ll show you unique artefacts and answer your questions. We’ll also introduce you to the two brilliant industrial history sites that were given global recognition alongside Saltaire: New Lanark in Scotland and Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. Robert Owen? Richard Arkwright? Yes: the big names at those World Heritage sites.

And your exhibition concludes with a beautiful show of photographs on the theme ‘International Saltaire’.

Important visitor information

Covid rules on masks and distancing will be followed.

The exhibition will be open on 19 days:

  • Fri 28 to Mon 31 May
  • Wed 2 to Sun 6 June
  • Wed 9 to Sun 13 June
  • Wed 16 to Sun 20 June.

The first timeslot each day will be 10.00 (check in 09.55) and the final one, 15.00 (check in 14.55).

Numbers will be limited, and visits must be pre-booked. Tickets are now available, it’s free, and everyone is invited!



Organised by Saltaire Collection, Saltaire Inspired, and the Saltaire History Club.

You can view some brief further details on the exhibition in our Saltaire History pages.