Public Programmes

Salters' Hall is starting to accept visitors following the COVID-19 pandemic.  Keep a watch on these pages for all updates on events and activities.

Click on the following links and start discovering...

For your small scientists (aged 7+, but anyone can try it):

  • Make your own ice cream
  • Ice cream worksheet as a separate link (printable)

For the historians and architects among you:

Following a successful Heritage Lottery Funded project, we now have a Public Programme of tours, workshops and events for schools, families and adults.

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Children looking at old documents

Our programme explores the history and heritage of The Salters’ Company and encourages engagement in science, history and architecture.

We use our historic archive, fine and decorative arts collection, Grade II listed building and our garden which includes a section of London Wall, to support these exciting new sessions.

For more information please contact Public Programmes Manager, Sheila Pott, on 0207 826 4060 or email

Events and Tours

We have been working hard to provide you with an exciting insight into the Salters' Company and its history. Explore the following links for Timeline and History of Salters' Company.

Click here for a video on the history of the Salters' Company/Salters' Hall, produced in conjunction with Open House 2020.

Click here for a recording of the Open House and Salters' Company Zoom webinar, recorded on Thursday 24 September 2020, featuring Upper Warden, Timandra Nichols, Salters' Archivist Katie George and tour guide Valerie Wilson-Trower, hosted by Ella McCarron.

Group Tours at Salters' Hall

We are now taking bookings for group tours of Salters’ Hall, which has been re-opened following an impressive refurbishment! The home of the Salters’ Company since 1976, no other Livery Hall looks quite like it. It is an excellent example of Brutalist architecture, designed by Sir Basil Spence and David Hicks. A tour of the Hall will include an opportunity to see the unique Main Hall on the 5th floor, as well as a brand new pavilion entrance and Salters’ exhibition and archive.

Tours are available Tuesdays to Thursdays and can accommodate up to 30 people. Tours last between 60 to 75 minutes and are suitable for history societies, U3A and WI groups, and London interest groups. A tour of Salters’ Hall is an excellent way of exploring the history of the City of London and the history of salt through the unique lens of a Livery Company. Refreshments on arrival can be requested in advance for a small charge.

To book a tour or make an enquiry, please email or telephone 0207 826 4060.

© Photography by Charles Sturge

Schools Programme

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Bring your students’ learning to life before you visit Salters’ Hall, with these interactive worksheets, ideal for Key Stage 2.

The visit doesn’t have to be where the learning ends... Continue discovering more about The Salters’ Company and the City of London back in the classroom, with our post visit activities, found on the same worksheet.

If you are a teacher, and are interested in bringing your school to Salters’ Hall, download our ‘Teachers’ Essential Information’ pack to make the most of your visit, including useful practical travel information, a short history of the Salters’ Company, what will be covered in the workshop, and how to book a session with us.

Schools Programme

Having created the schools programme with London Metropolitan Archives as part of our Heritage Lottery funded project, The Salters’ Company and Salters’ Institute are pleased to offer sessions for primary and secondary education which complement the history and science curriculums for key stages 1 – 4.

Workshops start at 10.30am and last between 1 hr 30mins and 2 hours, depending on the workshop. 30 pupils max.

Click here for the schools leaflet.

Salt Mummies


Unravel Egyptian mummification to discover salt's ancient importance.

Layers of London


Dive into London's history from Romans to World War II in this evidence based workshop.

Sweet Salt


Discover salt's seriously cool power as you tour the building and archive and make ice cream.

Click here for further information and worksheets.


Built Environment


In our stunning Brutalist building, explore architectural and engineering challenges.


All workshops are offered free of charge however there is a late cancellation fee.

Please contact Sheila Pott, 826 4060 for more information.

Schools – Image Courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archive


Bring your family to Salters’ Hall and discover our free, interactive events that bring our history, our work and our focus to life. With different workshops running every school holiday that will excite and inspire children and adults alike, join us for an unforgettable day out.

With workshops exploring chemistry, history, art and so much more, there is something for everyone.

Our workshops are free, but donations are welcome and details of the event will be posted here with approximately two weeks notice.

To be the first to hear about upcoming family events, join our mailing list by emailing with the subject ‘I would like to be added to the Family mailing list’.

Click on the following links and start discovering...

For your small scientists (aged 7+, but anyone can try it):

Make your own ice cream.
Ice cream worksheet as a separate link (printable)


We are offering volunteer opportunities to help us deliver our exciting new Public Programme.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with:

  • Public tours
  • Schools and family programmes
  • Archival work including researching and cataloguing our fantastic collection

If you are interested in joining our Heritage Volunteer team please contact Public Programmes Manager, Sheila Pott, at

Volunteering – © Photography by Mitzi de Margary

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