PLEASE NOTE:  SALTERS' HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN FOR COVID-19.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN THE HALL WILL RE-OPEN. 

However, although our doors are closed, we have been creating a variety of resources to bring the Salters' Company home to you!

Click on the following links and start discovering...

For your small scientists (aged 7+, but anyone can try it):

For the historians and architects among you:

Also, click here for an article in City Guide Magazine, on pages 14 and 15, featuring our Public Programmes Manager, Sheila Pott, telling you about the Salters' Company and her role within it.  

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES: 

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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PLEASE NOTE:  SALTERS' HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN FOR COVID-19.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN THE HALL WILL RE-OPEN. 

In the meantime, we have been working hard to provide you with an exciting insight into the Salters' Company and its history.  Explore the following links for Timeline and History of Salters' Company.

Click here for a video on the history of the Salters' Company/Salters' Hall, produced in conjunction with Open House 2020.

AND - CHECK THIS OUT!  NEW Weekend Brunch Time Lecture Series starting in May 2021!

The Salters’ Company and its flagship charity, the Salters’ Institute, are launching a weekend brunch time lecture series to encourage dynamic and engaging discussion around chemistry and chemistry-related sciences.

These lectures are designed to bring chemistry, and how we interact with it, to life in accessible ways. We want to explore and celebrate innovation and scientific excellence, highlighting how chemistry can be found everywhere, from the clothes we wear, to the architecture around us, to inventions that help us live in a more sustainable and eco- friendly way.

Our target audience of 22-45-year-olds may or may not have a science background. We want show and support diversity within chemistry-related careers, and inspire and empower the thinkers, creators and designers of the future.

The series launches next month - May 2021! Each lecture takes place on one Saturday per month, concluding in early autumn 2021.

Lecture Schedule

Saturday 15th May:  Dr Stella Pedrazzini - How Salt Affect Metals: Improving Sustainability by Tackling Corrosion Tickets

Saturday 12th June:  Lauren Bowker - See The Unseen Tickets

Thursday 24th June:  Gitanjali Rao - Innovation, Chemistry, and Sustainability Tickets

Saturday 24th July:  Laura Rudoe - The Role of Chemistry in Skincare 
Tickets

Saturday 11th September:  Professor Rachel Armstrong - The Chemistry of Life and its Applications in the Built Environment: “Living” Architecture Tickets

Please see the Weekend Brunch Time Lecture brochure for further details.

Please see the brunch menu for the lectures taking place in Salters’ Hall.

 

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES: 

Events & Tours  

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 30 people. Tours last between 60 to 75 minutes 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.  Refreshments on arrival can be requested in advance for a small charge.

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

© Photography by Charles Sturge

PLEASE NOTE:  SALTERS' HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN FOR COVID-19.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN THE HALL WILL RE-OPEN. 

Bring your students’ learning to life before you visit Salters’ Hall, with these interactive worksheets, ideal for Key Stage 2.   

The visit doesn’t have to be where the learning ends... Continue discovering more about The Salters’ Company and the City of London back in the classroom, with our post visit activities, found on the same worksheet.

If you are a teacher, and are interested in bringing your school to Salters’ Hall, download our ‘Teachers’ Essential Information’ pack to make the most of your visit, including useful practical travel information, a short history of the Salters’ Company, what will be covered in the workshop, and how to book a session with us.


 

UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES: 

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER - COME TO SALTERS' GARDEN! 

We are buzzing to welcome you back to the Salters’ Garden, with our friends the Museum of London. We are celebrating all things garden and green, on Wednesday 28 October. Step back in time to the 18th Century to discover why Pleasure Gardens were the place to be seen and create your own garden themed masks.

Continue the celebration as we design our very own bee hotels, and explore why these little pollinators are so vital to our gardens and the world around us.

For more information, visit:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crafty-garden-tickets-124389808265
Age: 5+ Years


UNDER NORMAL, NON-COVID-19 CIRCUMSTANCES:

Bring your family to Salters’ Hall and discover our free, interactive events that bring our history, our work and our focus to life. With different workshops running every school holiday that will excite and inspire children and adults alike, join us for an unforgettable day out.

With workshops exploring chemistry, history, art and so much more, there is something for everyone.

Our workshops are free, but donations are welcome and details of the event will be posted here with approximately two weeks notice.

To be the first to hear about upcoming family events, join our mailing list by emailing outreach@salters.co.uk with the subject ‘I would like to be added to the Family mailing list’.

 

Although our doors are closed, we have been creating a variety of resources to bring the Salters' Company home to you!

Click on the following links and start discovering...

For your small scientists (aged 7+, but anyone can try it):

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