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Salts Mill, Shipley

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • The David Hockney exhibit is not to be missed, a paean to English springtime. The cafe offered homemade granola, excellent coffee, and a wonderful menu of organic treats and interesting dishes. The ex...  read more »
  • Visited here with my Daughter who is interested in Art and Photography and she thought it was fantastic. Lots to see with on site cafes and shops. 
  • A great place to look round and even better if visited together with Saltaire Village. Whatever you do don't miss out the bookshop. 
  • A great place to visit, marvellous examples of David Hockney's works. Good for buying artists supplies, books and on the second floor stylistic cooking and eating utensils.
  • A great location to visit. The galleries are a pleasure to wander, the diner is always busy which is a good sign although it's easy to understand why, the food is pretty good. There's a great espresso bar tucked away which serves cakes - cash only. Love the book shop, have lost a few hours in there!
  • Amazing history and amazing art. Accessible and free. What's not to love?
  • Purely for the breakfast pancakes I had yesterday. They were cold and definitely not cooked to order. The syrup was unbelievably sweet and so much bicarbonate that spoiled the enjoyment. I make my own pancakes and know it's not hard to get right. Very disappointed as the full English is good.
  • Nice atmosphere. Excellent milkshake but the sausage and mash was pretty average.
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