The Saltaire Collection

This unique collection owned by Shipley College provides insights into the history and development of Saltaire. Volunteers and members of the Saltaire History Club are actively involved in the archive, which is currently managed by a board of trustees with two professional members of staff, an Archivist and Learning officer both funded by a HLF Grant. 

The Saltaire Collection was created by the people of Saltaire to tell the unique story of the World Heritage Site. It has a wealth of information for researchersschools or anyone who would just like to know more about Saltaire.  The time period covered is from the origins of Saltaire in the 1850s, with plans for building the village, to the present day. We cover all aspects of work and living in the village, its surrounding area and its international connections, told through books, a variety of documents, maps, plans, art and objects some of which belonged to the Salt family. To explore the collection for yourself please take a look at our online catalogue and online exhibitions.

Saltaire World Heritage site welcomes thousands of visitors each year, information is available from Salts Mill, Victoria Hall or you can download trails before your visit. Public exhibitions are held as often as possible, and we are hoping to develop permanent display spaces with a programme of exhibitions. Items from our collection are included in the ‘People and Process’ exhibition on the third floor of Salts Mill.

We offer a wide range of subjects for schools, resources are available on our web site, and we are hoping to work more closely with the staff of Shipley College to use the collection as a resource for students.

Saltaire Stories is the education programme of the Saltaire World Heritage Education Association (charity no.1158756). SWHEA was formed by three partner organisations, the Salt Foundation, Shipley College, and Saltaire United Reformed Church.

SWHEA works alongside other organisations and individuals to promote the educational use of the World Heritage Site. In 2017 Saltaire Stories received significant Heritage Lottery funding to increase access to the archive.

The Saltaire Collection welcomes visitors and researchers by prior appointment please email saltairestories@gmail.com or saltairestoriesarchive@gmail.com

If you would like to use the collection with schools or learners of any age please contact saltairestorieslearning@gmail.com

The Collection is located in Shipley College, Learning Resource Centre, (second floor of the Exhibition Building) Victoria Road, Shipley BD18 3LQ.

The Collection depends on its volunteers and we are always happy to recruit new people, with an interest in history or a with a skill they would like to use. Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer or gain work experience. 

For all enquiries contact the staff or Trustees via email: saltairestories@gmail.com

For our web site saltairecollection.org or find us on Twitter or Facebook.

 


Saltaire Collection welcomes visitors and researchers by prior appointment. Please email: 

saltairestories@gmail.com or saltairestoriesarchive@gmail.com

If you would like to use the collection with schools or learners of any age, please contact saltairestorieslearning@gmail.com

The Collection is located in Shipley College, Learning Resource Centre, (second floor of the Exhibition Building) Victoria Road, Shipley BD18 3LQ.

 

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