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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Events & Tours
Salter Bear Does...
Delivered by an Early Years specialist, these sessions are designed for under fives who are walking to explore Salters' Hall.
Salter Bear Goes to Sea, Tues 3 July
Children and their adults will take a trip to sea and look at how salt is harvested from salt water. They will meet some salt smugglers and follow some salt routes around the world.
Salter Bear Prepares a Feast, Friday 13 July
Help prepare a feast to celebrate the Salters' Institute's centenary. Meet some key figures within the Company and learn some of our traditions.
Salter Bear Becomes a Builder, Tues 17 July
Design and build a new building for the Salters' Company. Look at the surrounding buildings and explore some of the different building processess and materials.
Salter Bear becomes an Artist, Thurs 26 July
Design and make interesting art works for the building looking at the different ways salt can be coloured and used to make sculpture.
The 45 minute sessions include music, messy activities and role play.
For 18months to 5 year olds accompanied by an adult.
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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 email@example.com or telephone 0207 826 4060.
© Photography by Charles Sturge
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.
Unravel Egyptian mummification to discover salt's ancient importance.
Layers of London
Dive into London's history from Romans to World War II in this evidence based workshop.
Discover salt's seriously cool power as you tour the building and archive and make ice cream.
Click here for further information and worksheets.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org/02078264060 for more information.
Schools – Image Courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive
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 email@example.com