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

 

 

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Events & Tours

Bundle Day: Trailblazers

Thursday 31st May 2018

11am – 3pm

Join the Salters' Company, The Charterhouse and the Barbican Children's Library for a Bundle Day at our three sites. Hear about some of the female pioneers connected to each of our inspiring locations. Discover significant scientists at Salters, fearless fictional females at the Library and regal royals at The Charterhouse.

The day will start at Salters’ Hall at 11am and there will be a lunch break at 12pm. Please bring lunch with you.

This event is aimed at children aged 5 - 11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is part of London History Day which this year takes female pioneers and courage as its themes.

Free, booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bundle-day-trailblazers-tickets-45235922863

 

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.

 

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

KS2-3

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.

 

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 Naomi Evans, 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, Naomi Evans, at outreach@salters.co.uk

 

Volunteering – © Photography by Mitzi de Margary