Overview

In July 2015, the Salters’ Company was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £98,500 for the Salters’ History and Heritage project.

Tea at former Salter's Hall

Thanks to National Lottery players, the project will open up the Company’s unique archive collection through a brand new schools programme and a line-up of tours and events for the wider public, in conjunction with the redevelopment of Salters’ Hall.

The Salters’ will work with the Salters’ Institute and the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to create a fun and engaging learning programme for primary, secondary and further education pupils. The newly redeveloped Salters’ Hall (designed in 1976 by Sir Basil Spence) will be opened up to the public in a series of events and tours. The project will also allow for greater access to Salters’ heritage online; with the planned development of a digital archive and learning resources.

For more information on the project, contact Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, Naomi Muir, on 0207 826 4060 or email outreach@salters.co.uk

Heritage Lottery Funded City of London London Metropolitan Archives

Events & Tours

 

Be a Nature Detective!

Thursday 13 April, 10.30am-12.30pm

4-8yr olds

Get wild this Easter holiday as we explore nature and hunt for wildlife in our garden.

FREE but booking essential!

outreach@salters.co.uk/02078264060

 

Group Tours at Salters' Hall

We are now taking bookings for group tours of Salters’ Hall, which has been re-opened following an impressive refurbishment! The home of the Salters’ Company since 1976, no other Livery Hall looks quite like it. It is an excellent example of Brutalist architecture, designed by Sir Basil Spence and David Hicks. A tour of the Hall will include an opportunity to see the unique Main Hall on the 5th floor, as well as a brand new pavilion entrance and Salters’ exhibition and archive.

Tours are available Tuesdays to Thursdays and can accommodate up to 20 people. Tours last between 40 minutes to an hour and are suitable for history societies, U3A and WI groups, and London interest groups. A tour of Salters’ Hall is an excellent way of exploring the history of the City of London and the history of salt through the unique lens of a Livery Company.

To book a tour or make an enquiry, please email outreach@salters.co.uk or telephone 0207 826 4060.

© Photography by Charles Sturge

Schools Programme

The Salters’ Company and Salters’ Institute is working in partnership with the London Metropolitan Archives to deliver a programme of workshops for schools. The sessions will provide for primary and secondary education, and will complement the history and science curriculums for key stages 1 – 5.

Salt Mummies

KS1-2

Unravel Egyptian mummification to discover salt's ancient importance.

 

Archive Fixers

KS2-3

Repair documents and learn more about the science of conservation.

 

Layers of London

KS2-4

Dive into London's history from Romans to World War II in this evidence based workshop.

 

Sweet Salt

KS2-4

Discover salt's seriously cool power as you tour the building and archive and make ice cream.

 

Built Environment

KS2-5

In our stunning Brutalist building, explore architectural and engineering challenges.

 

Workshops are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please contact Naomi Muir, outreach@salters.co.uk/02078264060 for more information.

 
Schools – Image Courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive

 

LMA and Salters’ Summer College 2017

Join us in July 2017 for Summer College in partnership with the London Metropolitan Archives! Students will use archive material from the Salters’ Company collections to explore the historical context of Liveries; connections between the Salters’ and other trades; the impact of the Salters’ work; and stories of significant members of the Company.

Monday 3 – Friday 7 July 2017

To book, contact London Metropolitan Archives Development Team on 0207 332 3851 or email ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Volunteering

As part of our HLF project, we are offering volunteer opportunities to help us deliver our exciting new programme.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with:

-       Public tours

-       Schools and family programmes

-       Archival work including researching and cataloguing our fantastic collection - currently full - applications for more archival volunteers will reopen in September 2017.

If you are interested in joining our Heritage Volunteer team please contact Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Naomi Muir, at outreach@salters.co.uk

 

Volunteering – © Photography by Mitzi de Margary