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 Public Programmes Manager, Naomi Evans, on 0207 826 4060 or email outreach@salters.co.uk

Heritage Lottery Funded City of London London Metropolitan Archives


Events & Tours


Christmas Story Quest

Saturday 16 December

11 – 3pm

Join the Salters’ Company, Charterhouse and Barbican Children’s Library on a story time adventure.

Be inspired by archival material and create and perform your own fantastical story as you journey between our three exciting venues. Come away with your very own book, complete with hand drawn illustrations.

Suitable for ages 4-11

FREE booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/edit?eid=38336528589

Meet at Salters’ Hall at 11am, access via Fore Street, EC2Y 5DE. The day will finish at The Charterhouse, EC1M 6AN.


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


Unravel Egyptian mummification to discover salt's ancient importance.


Archive Fixers


Repair documents and learn more about the science of conservation.


Layers of London


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


Sweet Salt


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


Built Environment


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


All workshops are offered free of charge however there is a late cancellation fee.

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

Schools – Image Courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive



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.

If you are interested in joining our Heritage Volunteer team please contact Public Programmes Manager, Naomi Evans, at outreach@salters.co.uk


Volunteering – © Photography by Mitzi de Margary