See & Do

What to See and Do in Saltaire

As well as our famous Walking Tours, Saltaire has lots to offer visitors. Whether you’re looking for a ride on the funicular tramway, planning a shopping trip, or looking for somewhere to eat and drink – we’re here to give you a helping hand!

We have even put together some suggested itineraries that you can use to help you through your visit.

Shipley Glen Tramway

A trip on the Shipley Glen Tramway Victorian funicular railway is a real treat and a must do.

They will open any time by arrangement for your group – contact Richard Freeman 07773001250 or email

Saltaire Trip Boat Hire

Join us on board the narrowboat Titus and enjoy a relaxing 30-minute cruise along a beautiful stretch of the historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire.

30 min Return Trip.

Term time Operating Hours – Thurs to Sun 11.00am to 4.30pm (Other days dependent on the weather)

School Holiday Operating Hours – Open 7 days a week 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Our boat the Titus is available for private parties. Speak to the Skipper or tel 07944 550 488.

The Wurlitzer Organ in Victoria Hall

We are delighted to be working with the Cinema Organ Society and hope you will be able to book and enjoy a half hour taster for your group, or school. Phone Richard Stephenson 0845 400 2208 after 7.00pm or e-mail:

The Society’s Northern Wurlitzer was built in 1937 and installed in the Gaumont Cinema, Oldham.

Since leaving there in 1961 it has had three homes before arriving at the fabulous grade 2 listed Victoria Hall, Saltaire. The opening concerts were in April 2009 and from the very first night the organ was declared a world-class instrument and one of the finest installations in the UK. The Wurlitzer is used for concerts, dances, wedding receptions and other private hires. Members can practice on the Wurlitzer each month and tuition can be arranged. And yes, it does rise up through the stage on a lift.

The Bracken Hall Countryside Centre

The Bracken Hall Countryside Centre is at the top of Baildon Moors.

Glen Rd Baildon, Shipley BD17 5EA

Tel.: 01274 584140

Salts Mill and David Hockney Gallery

Salts Mill and its 1853 David Hockney Gallery was opened in 1987 by Jonathan Silver. It is an amazing experience!

Tel.: 01274 531163.

Groups please note, it is advisable to contact them before your arrival.