Overview

 

Following a successful Heritage Lottery Funded project we now have a Public Programme of tours, workshops and events for schools, families and adults.

 

Our programme explores the history and heritage of The Salters’ Company and encourages engagement in science, history and architecture.

We use our historic archive, fine and decorative arts collection, Grade II listed building and our garden which includes a section of London Wall, to support these exciting new sessions.

 

For more information please contact Public Programmes Manager, Sheila Pott, on 0207 826 4060 or email outreach@salters.co.uk

 

 

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Events & Tours 

 

Enjoy stories, secrets and sunshine with The Salters’ Company this summer…

 

STORIES OF DRAGONS AND SPOTTED BEASTS

Wednesday 14 August, 12pm and 2pm

Take to the high walks as we meet at the Museum of London to discover the beasts of London before hearing stories of dragons and Salters’ own spotted beasts on the walkways. After being inspired by these beastly stories, stay on at Salters’ Hall to design your own imagined, mythical and real beasts in a coat of arms to take away with you.

Meeting point: Museum of London

Tickets on first come first served basis from Information desk

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

Information on suitable ages of children for these events are on the link.

 

WILD CITY

Thursday 29 August, 11am-4pm

Become mini explorers with Guildhall Art Gallery, The Salters’ Company and Barbican Children’s Library.

From the nature that inspired artists, to exploring bees, bugs and sustainability and stories to celebrate wild creatures and dramatic landscapes, you will go wild in the City with your family.

Meeting point: The activities at the three sites are drop in and can be completed in any order.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-city-family-nature-and-culture-trail-tickets-66329201427?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Information on suitable ages of children for these events are on the link.

 

OPEN HOUSE AT THE SALTERS' COMPANY

Saturday 21 September, 10.30am-4.30pm

Join us on Saturday 21 September as The Salters’ Company takes part in Open House 2019. Doors open at 10:30am with guided tours taking place throughout the day and the last tour leaving at approx. 4:30pm.

Be inspired by the brutalist architecture designed by Sir Basil Spence and wonder at the incredible refurbishment by de Metz Forbes Knight completed in 2016. With interiors designed by David Hicks, this Livery Hall is truly like no other.

Our expert guides and archivist will bring our 600 year rich history to life as you discover our past, appreciate our present work and learn about our future plans.

 

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

Having created the schools programme with London Metropolitan Archives as part of our Heritage Lottery funded project, The Salters’ Company and Salters’ Institute are pleased to offer sessions for primary and secondary education which complement the history and science curriculums for key stages 1 – 4.

Workshops start at 10.30am and last between 1 hr 30mins and 2 hours, depending on the workshop. 30 pupils max.

Click here for the schools leaflet.

Salt Mummies

KS1-2

Unravel Egyptian mummification to discover salt's ancient importance.

 

Layers of London

KS2-3

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

 

Sweet Salt

KS2-3

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

Click here for further information and worksheets.

 

Built Environment

KS2-4

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 Sheila Pott, outreach@salters.co.uk/02078264060 for more information.

 
Schools – Image Courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive

 

Volunteering

We are offering volunteer opportunities to help us deliver our exciting new Public 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, Sheila Pott, at outreach@salters.co.uk

 

Volunteering – © Photography by Mitzi de Margary