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Salts Mill

Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford BD18 3LA, England
01274 531 163
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Shipley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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sunshine coast
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126 reviews 126 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

For the overseas traveller it would be better if we had taken a tour if they have them, to see what the UNESCO bit is actually about. All we saw was a 4 story building with some art and shops inside. I expected historical machinery that was used in its heyday. If we were into art and architecture maybe it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I visited Salts Mill with friends to see the 1853 Gallery of David Hockney's work, and it is worth giving a lot of time to. The Gallery is light and airy, with fragrant lilies on tables throughout, giving it a unique feel. The book collection was interesting and diverse, and the opportunity to see Hockney's work here and on the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went on the recommendation of our B&B host. It took an age to find the entrance to the building as signage was none existent. The main part of the mill is dedicated to the works of David Hockney, which is not really my cup of tea. Works by other artists would add to the interest. The other main area was... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Worth a visit just to just to see how over rated some art can be. The last time i walked around somewhere shaking my head in disbelief (and laughing out loud )was the museum of modern art in Bilbao. How can anyone in their right mind pay money for what is essentially childish art?. The mill itself is worth a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a successful conversion from industrial to creative space. Not only is there art, but there are areas you can sit and write or just look at the art; there are art supplies for sale - this isn't a stale museum atsmosphere, it encourages creativity. Wonderful shops, great design.

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Plenty to see, buy and eat, the choice of cafes was very good, with a group of people with various disabilities the mills were easily accessed

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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really great venue on the canal with interesting shops and the David Hockney exhibition not to be missed

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The setting is in old mills, car park was quite a distance away & not signposted very well. The David Hockney exhibition was not to our taste but some will find it very good. The shops were very expensive but there were items you would not find elsewhere and the restaurant was also expensive but where it is there was... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited Salts Mill with a local friend; a very interesting experience as the old mill has been brought up to date with many good features such as Hockney art, etc. We also enjoyed a lunch at the café/restaurant at a reasonable price.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I only ever come to Salts Mill for tea and cake, although there is always a wide variety of savoury food on offer. I tend to find the meal options a little more pricey so go for the cheaper tea and cake. The setting is lovely and the staff are always polite and quick to prepare the orders.

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