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Salts Mill, Shipley

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History Museum Historic Site
Once the largest industrial building in the world by total floor area, Salts Mill contains a large collection of works by artist David Hockney and a number of independent shops and restaurants. This former mill was built in 1853 by Titus Salt, a local manufacturer and politician. The historic mill also includes an exhibition narrating the fascinating history of Saltaire, a World Heritage Site that once served as home to hundreds of Salt’s workers. Take a little time to explore the many shops inside the old building, which sell everything from bicycles to antiques. You can also walk or cycle on the canal path, which passes by the mill and is part of the national cycle network. Plan your Salts Mill visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bradford using our Bradford holiday planner.
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  • A must see if you are in Shipley. Our second visit, and still more surprises to see. A look round Saltaire is well worth it if you have time.  more »
  • Parking is sometimes difficult but overall a pleasant, highly interesting experience. I'm interested in history so I have visited the area many times.  more »
  • The Mill has been beautifully and tastefully refurbished and the art and contents are beautifully exhibited.  more »
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  • Hockney for free! To look at, anyway... Really interesting gallery and bookstore, restaurant and cafe. They have got the mix just right; well worth a couple of hours of anybody's time.
  • Where to start? For the architecture and the history alone this place is worth a visit. But then you have the great bookshop, the fantastic galleries, Salt's Diner and it's delicious food and so much more. The family and I come here often, and with the exciting developments that I have read are on the way, it's going to get even better.
  • Love it. Fab place . Lots to see & Saltaire village & Roberts park are great to stroll round. Plenty to see & lots of lovely eateries.
  • I love this place. Great building and gallery. Along with book shop
  • I was a little disappointed with the service yesterday in the cafe. Me and a few friends went for lunch we were seated but had to ask for the chairs to be wiped as they were full of food, we were then asked for our order and drinks we waited 25-30 minutes the food came before our drinks, the food was fantastic can't fault it. When we had finished we waited an hour and a half for someone to clear our plates no one came. We asked for the bill and to pay for what we had separately we paid the waitress. The waiter came over informed us we had overpaid (we had not we were expecting change we explained this) we were then told oh take the money if it's our mistake and we left. It is a lovely place and a great day out just a bit disappointed.

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