Salts Mill

A tour of the mill

Inside Salts Mill

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Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6.00pm


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Saltaire is 4 miles north of Bradford, 15 minutes from the M606 and the motorway network.

Follow the brown road signs from the motorway.

The Saltaire train station is just across the road from the Mill. It takes 15 minutes toLeeds or Bradford.

London to Leeds by train is a two and a quarter hour journey.

The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford airport - 5 miles away.

Sat nav users: entering our correct postcode brings you into the wrong side of the Mill for the car park. Instead, please set your Sat Nav to BD17 7EF. When it tells you you've reached your destination, keep going along Salts Mill Road following the brown signs - you'll pass a big red brick chimney on your left as you cross the canal and The Waterfront, an office building, on your right, then you'll see the mill at the end of the road.

Proceed through the gates into the Salts visitors car park on the right.

For additional information or help please call 01274 531163 during opening hours


Opening times

During half term (13th – 21st February inclusive) Salts Diner, the Café into the Opera and the Espresso Bar will be open daily.

Opening hours are: -

Espresso Bar 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Café into the Opera 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (Mon-Fri), 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (weekends)

Salts Diner 10.00 am – 5.30 pm daily (last food orders 4.30 pm)

Most, though not all, of the Mill is open 7 days a week. Different areas have different opening hours, outlined below. If there's something very specific you want to see, feel free to call and check first on 01274 531163.

Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6.00pm

On the third floor, with The Arrival of Spring by David Hockney and People & Process are open Mon-Fri 10-4:30 and Sat and Sun 10-5:30. Café in to the Opera, also on the third floor, is open Weds – Sun, though Salts Diner is open 7 days.

The Mill is closed Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Day. Early closing on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve - please see noticeboard.


Diner Open 7 days

10:00AM - 5:30PM

Last food orders: 4:30PM

The normal opening times of "The Cafe into the Opera" are as follows:

WED - SUN - 10:00AM - 4:00PM (5pm weekends) and Bank Holidays

MON - TUES - closed

Drinks and cakes from 10am, lunch served 11:30-3:30

Important Information for Visitors

Please feel free to phone for information 01274 531163 or to make a booking at Salts Diner or Cafe in to the Opera 01274 530533


Upcoming events

Coming up:



Salts Diner Temporary Closure

Salts Diner will be closed due to the installation of new kitchen equipment on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th January.

During this period the Café into the Opera (on the third floor) and the Espresso Bar (on the second floor) will be open for meals, snacks and refreshments. Opening hours are 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, with last food orders at 4.30 pm.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. The work that is being undertaken will help us to meet visitor requirements and better anticipate demand moving into the future.


Upcoming exhibitions


Group bookings

School parties and other groups are welcome to visit Salts Mill.

Please contact us in advance to book.

01274 531163

Information sheet


Disabled access

Disabled parking and access – come along Salts Mill Road, pass the ‘Visitors Parking’ sign and continue past the chimney where you will see a glass canopy with disabled parking spaces. Level access to all public areas and the lift is through the tunnel opposite these parking spaces.


1853 gallery

... access to all floors from lift in 1853 gallery.

gallery 2

... includes the history exhibition.

Saltaire history exhibition

... currently exhibited in gallery 2.


... the U.K.'s only permanent David Hockney exhibition..