Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site




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Welcome to the Saltaire Village Website
Quick intro to Saltaire
UNESCOSaltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Salts Mill was opened on Sir Titus Salt's 50th birthday, 20 September 1853. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

How to get here and what to do
Saltaire is a village where people live. Salts Mill is free to enter and is open every day except Christmas, Boxing day, and New Year's Day.
How to get here, where to park and what to do >

This website is run by volunteers
The Saltaire Village website came online in 2006. It is edited by Flinty Maguire and run with the help of volunteers. Questions, news, opinion, articles and images are welcomed. We include local businesses in our directory free of charge.

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News and Events
Saltaire Myth Busters
Baildon Library, Monday 18th September, 7.30pm
1152 Kirtstall Club in the Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre at Friday October 13th, 10am
:Find out how this photograph was manipulated. Local historian, Colin Coates, busts some Saltaire myths and delivers some interesting and surprising facts about this World Heritage Site. Colin will talk at Baildon Local History Club in Baildon Library at 7.30pm on Monday 18th September and at the 1152 Kirtstall Club in the Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre at 10.00 am on Friday October 13th. All are welcome. Email:

Gordon Tetley Big Band are coming to Caroline Social Club
Every Monday, (except bank hols and August) starting on 18th September 2017 at 8.30pm.
Fantastic music from the longest running Big Band in the area, performing Big Band Classics to modern arrangements, Swing and Jazz.. More >

Eddie Lawler's Events and Gigs, 2017
Sing, songwriter, playwright, Eddie Lawler. More >

Join the Bradford Chorale for an OPEN REHEARSAL
Tues 3 October 2017, 7.30-9.30pm
We are rehearsing Gounod's St Cecilia Mass, Durufle's Four Sacred Motets and Howells' Hymn to St Cecelia.
Do come and join in to see how much fun an evening of singing can be. More >

All about Saltaire
Salts Mill, the Village and Saltaire attractions

Saltaire is a village where people live. You don't have to book to come here and Salts Mill is free to enter and is open every day of the year except Christmas and New Year's Day. More about Saltaire >

Visitor Info Centre
Open daily, all year round. Located opposite in Salts Mill, opposite the Church.
Visitor Information Centre
Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LA.
Tel: 01274 437942
Opening hours:
April - September 10.00 - 17.00
October - March 10.00 - 16.00.
Where to eat
Saltaire has a choice of of cafés and restaurants. More >
Holiday accommodation
We advertise local rooms, apartments and cottages. More >
Saltaire, World Heritage Site


Saltaire became a World Heritage Site in 2001, giving it the same status as the pyramids! The Nomination Document explains why Saltaire deserved this status. More >

Events at Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Saltaire Sentinel - September 2017

To read, click the full-screen icon. To close, hit the escape key.

Saltaire History
Saltaire History Club

Interesting talks on Saltaire and its locale. Everyone welcome. Quarterly meetings. Next meeting Thursday 7 September at 7pm. More >
Social history

Have a story to share about Saltaire? We welcome contributions. Please email We love to hear from you.

Saltaire stories and articles

Research and social history published here >

Facts not fiction

If you are studying Saltaire, please make sure of your facts. Lots of myths are peddled about Saltaire that have no basis in fact.
Have you heard of any of these myths?


Real rules of Saltaire Village
The rules of the Almshouses and Park are verified.

Fake rules of Salts Mill & Saltaire Village
Other so-called "rules of Saltaire" may be represented as fact, but they're not. Please be careful if you intend to cite them in essays. More >

WW1 - The Saltaire Story
Saltaire family wedding
World War 1: The Saltaire Story

Follow Colin Coates's research as Saltaire's WW1 story unfolds.


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Saltaire family wedding
World War 1 and Shipley

Follow Richard Coomber's research: WWI's effect on Shipley and surrounding districts. Database and stories of serving men and stories of the home front


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