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 

 

Wednesday 23 October, 10am-2.30pm

Half Term Event – Your City: Roman roots to Brutal Barbican

Guildhall Art Gallery, Salters’ Hall and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths 

FREE booking essential 

London is one of the world’s oldest cities - you and your budding architects and archaeologists are invited to spend the day exploring its history, from a Roman bath-house and amphitheatre to the designing of the brutalist Salters' Hall and Barbican centre. 

Find out with your family what London means to you, with activities and crafts taking place at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths, Guildhall Art Gallery and The Salters’ Company.

Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/your-city-roman-roots-to-brutal-barbican-tickets-76309950115

Best for ages 8-13, although younger siblings are welcome to join in too. 

All adults and children attending need tickets. 

Please bring a packed lunch, as this is a full family day out where you will visit three different venues and includes a break for lunch.

 

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