Salts Mill, Shipley

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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. Put Salts Mill at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bradford trip planner .
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  • I was surprised as to how big this mill was, and it was interesting to see the history of the mill in an exhibition on the 3rd floor. The mill has been sympathetically restored and each floor is split...  more »
  • Love this place. Near train station and children’s park, clean surroundings , lots to see in the mill for everyone and some wonderful shops  more »
  • At a loose end, my wife and I decided to have a run over into Yorkshire and visit Salts mill located in Saltaire, Shipley. My wife had been previously but this was my first time. Different to what I e...  more »
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  • Wonderful Victorian mill in the heart of Saltaire. Surrounded by historic buildings the location is a great place to visit. Whether your visiting the mill with it's vast array of indoor shop, located on various floors amid a series of galleries. Or for a walk in the park, along the river or canal. There are lots to be seen and done. A local famous paint has a permanent gallery within the mill. David Hockney paintings are on display here for all to view. Best of all there no admission fee to view this fantastic building.
  • A harsh review, I know but it looks as if the Head Chef is pretty contemptuous of vegetarians. We’ve been coming here for years and have regularly recommended it to friends. BUT the veggie menu is slowly but surely disappearing. 4 specials today; 0 vegetarian. Vegetarian risotto and pasta gone from the core menu. Leaves very little choice. We’re sad to say we won’t be coming again. Wake up guys. It’s 2018.
  • More than just a gallery - the main exhibition is permanently the work of David Hockney. Sometimes there are others, however the last time I went I didn't see the other work which was supposedly on display. There is a vast area selling stationary and an impressively wide range of books for all ages and interests. Also if you have deep pockets there is an upmarket home/kitchenware outlet and one for all your outdoor clothing needs. The cafe is a pleasant place to relax after an hour or two of browsing.
  • Great for small antiques books and David Hockney. Parking is a bit hard too find so go past the first sign to the mill from the Skipton end . Decent food Bistros. A fun place. Different.
  • Love Salts Mills. Perfect afternoon location, especially when it is raining out. The Hockney Gallery is great as are the mix of shops. The book shop is outstanding and the cafe make a great Pizza!
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