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The Saltaire Collection has a wide range of objects: items from the Salt and Roberts families who built and sustained Salts Mill and Saltaire; photographs and documents related to working in the mill and living in the village; legal and business documents; personal memoirs; maps and plans; even crockery used for a Royal visit; and lots more.

Subject themes

B1-568: Salts Mill interior - Woolcombing
Work and industry We have many items from Saltaire's industrial history including business documents, photographs of machinery, personal memories of workers and managers, and papers on land and property deals

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Poster for Saltaire Philharmonic Society performance March 1920
Leisure Living in Saltaire wasn't all work, as shown by our items on entertainment, sporting activities, and the great outdoors

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E1b-009a: Albert Road Board School infant class, 1910
Education Education has been a major feature of Saltaire from its earliest days. We have items from the schools and colleges in the village and related educational material

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Comic band marching through Saltaire
All subjects View an introduction to all the main subjects contained in our Collection, including education, industry, leisure, religion, transport, war and many more

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Online exhibitions

Sample the Saltaire Collection by visiting our online exhibitions. Each exhibition tells stories involving some of the fascinating items from the Collection.