When Jonathan Silver was given the keys to Salts Mill in June 1987 he was a man in the prime of life, thrilled and excited by the challenge ahead. He loved everything about the Mill and in a very short time knew every nook and cranny by heart. In November the same year, he opened the 1853 Gallery, dedicated to the work of David Hockney. When asked on T.V. about his plans for the Mill, he said: ‘It’s very early days, but it looks as if the project will involve leisure, entertainment, the Arts and generally having a good time. A day out at Salts!’
No doubt many eyebrows were raised at his bold assertion but 25 years later, it more or less sums up what the Mill offers today. Over recent years, Jonathan’s achievements at Salts Mill have been built upon and now continues on the basis of his ambition. There is an indefinable atmosphere in the Mill, the essence of which must relate its’ history. Many years ago, someone said to me ‘This place has SOUL’ – I really couldn’t put it any better than that.
THE FIRST CLOTH & MEMORY EXHIBITION AT SALTS MILL IS NOW CLOSED. FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING FUTURE CLOTH & MEMORY EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS, PLEASE CONTACT LESLEY MILLAR.
SALTS MILL OPENING TIMES: Open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6.00pm. ADMISSION FREE
DIRECTIONS: Saltaire is 4 miles north of Bradford, 15 minutes from the M606 and the motorway network.Follow the brown road signs from the motorway.
PLEASE NOTE: Building Works to improve entrance. Please use the entrance at Victoria Road end of Salts Mill (by the train station and church) during our extensive renovations to the main entrance. Just follow the temporary signs! Disabled parking and access is also via the Victoria Road entrance along the internal cobbled street.
For additional information or help please call 01274 531163 during opening hours