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 

Easter is almost here and The Salters’ Company has so much going on for you and your family…

Dates for the diary:

APRIL

Thursday 11 April 2019 - The City Beneath your Feet

10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm

Join us as we travel back to Roman times to discover all about Londinium, using art and crafts to inspire our very own mosaics at the Salters’ Hall.

From there, families will continue their time exploration with an archaeologist led tour to the Roman Amphitheatre. History will come to life as families get hands on with Roman replicas and object handling and finally be inspired by a tour of the amphitheater itself!

 

Get your tickets here and see all you Time Explorers soon!

Morning link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-city-beneath-your-feet-tickets-58288696059

 

Afternoon link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-city-beneath-your-feet-tickets-59371678288

 

Friday 12 April 2019 - Beasts of London

11am, 1pm and 3pm

Spotted beasts of The Salters’ Company and Beasts of London are brought to life through storytelling and crafts as families walk from the Museum of London, spotting mystical creatures and hearing the stories behind them. Once at The Salters’ Company families must become detectives to work out the mystery of the Salters’ Spotted Beast and create own heraldic shields.

Find out more info here:

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/meet-beasts-london?id=186408&s=true&day=1555023600

 

MAY

Thursday 30 May - A Feast Fit for Royalty in collaboration with the Barbican, more details to be released closer to the time.

We do hope you can come!

 

 

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