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It had been suggested to us to visit Saltaire. The mill after staying empty for many years was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Quentin L
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Visited the exhibition of David Hockney's work

Lots to see and experience. Wonderful use of a historic building. Something for everyone, gifts... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Andover, United Kingdom
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| Salts Mill, Saltaire BD18 3LA, England
+44 1274 531163
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had been suggested to us to visit Saltaire. The mill after staying empty for many years was bought by Jonathan Silver, who sparked regeneration. Downstairs, he created the 1853 Gallery exhibiting works by David Hockney. This is just amazing and feels just right for...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Lots to see and experience. Wonderful use of a historic building. Something for everyone, gifts, books, cards, a handmade jewellery section, plus several options for somewhere to eat and drink

Thank genee914
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We have been regular visitors to this attraction from the beginning and always feel a thrill on entering the cathedral-like mass of this former textile mill. The mixture of art, design, retail and dining works brilliantly and offers something to all visitors whether Hockneyphiles or...More

Thank Swetrat
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

How appropriate that some of the largest spaces in Salts Mill the grand edifice of a Victorian Yorkshire visionary are now dedicated to the life and works of another contemporary Yorkshire visionary David Hockney. The ground floor room is accessed through a quirky small wooden...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Tons of David Hockney's paintings, ceramics and sculptures gathered under the same roof plus his poster shop (£14.99) for a super size print of loads of his works. And his huge exhibition "The Arrival of Spring" ........ just incredible and all FREE!

Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I don’t think I have ever been in such a massive building as Salts Mill! What a feat of Victorian architecture and engineering. Watched the video of the history of the site and am in awe of two men. Firstly, Titus Salt who had the...More

Thank 202helenv
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The 1853 Gallery is the David Hockney focussed Art Gallery and Art Materials shop on the ground floor of the imposing Salt Mills. It takes its name from the year Salts Mill opened textile production. Due to its sheer size it does allow the showing...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We have visited Saltaire on a number of previous occasions and today we actually decided to make a purchase in the area selling kitchenware etc . We waited patiently at the counter for several minutes while two members of staff shared their news. At one...More

Thank TrishYorkUK
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I'm not a big art lover but was excited to see the exhibition. Wow the gallery is amazing! Also blown away by the bookshop upstairs.

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Covering David hockneys art as well as a gift shop and coffee and diner , an antique building, jewellery and other artists. No admission charge and a nice way to spend an afternoon in Yorkshire. Beautiful gift shop too.

Thank Jacqui K
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