Public Programmes

Creating meaningful interactions and experiences that promote chemistry, science and the Salters' Company’s and Institute’s history.

Public Programmes is delivered across both the Salters’ Company and its flagship charity, the Salters’ Institute.

This outreach is dedicated to welcoming and encouraging new and existing audiences to engage with the Salters’ Company’s rich history, whilst also bringing its focus on chemistry education to life in a fun and engaging way for the wider community.

We are passionate about inspiring learners of all ages, from Early Years to aged 11, formal and informal learners and adults. We do this through offering a range of programmes to three main audiences: schools, families and adults.


Letting children experience the science experiments and learn about the scientists was fantastic. I very much appreciate Salters' investment in young children.
Parent, Family Workshop, 2019

Our Public Programme Audiences

Our Public Programme Audiences


Our programme for schools in 2023/24, Wild City, focuses on biodiversity in our local environment and the science behind it.

Our Public Programme Audiences


Our programmes for families are all about empowering children and their carers to discover the fun of chemistry through creative and accessible activities.

Our Public Programme Audiences


Our programmes for adult lifelong learners combine a focus on our rich heritage and history with celebrating the role that chemistry plays in our everyday lives.

Play video Salter’s Outreach Work

Salter’s Outreach Work

Meet our Head of Education, Mariama Ifode-Blease and the Public Programmes Manager, Sheila Pott as they explore our outreach work, from in-person events to exciting new initiatives, such as the online Chemistry Club. Hear from mother of four, Elaine Christie, who tells of the positive impact our work has had on her family.

Play video Salters’ Garden

Salters’ Garden

Discover the Salters’ Garden, a hidden gem in the City of London. Meet Fred, the Salters’ Gardener, as he talks about the history of the garden, its beautiful design features and the importance of this public green space for local communities.

Play video The Salters’ Company History and Archives

The Salters’ Company History and Archives

Meet Katie, the Salters’ Archivist, and Timandra, a Member of the Salters’ Company, as they explore our history and examine original documents dating from 1216 and 1607. Learn more about how our extensive archives help us shape the present and future of the Salters’ Company and Institute.

Play video The Salters’ Architecture

The Salters’ Architecture

Be inspired by the story of our different Salters’ Halls throughout the ages, from devastation in the Great Fire of London, to rebuilding and renovation after the Blitz. Brutalism expert, Valerie Wilson Trower, explores our current Salters’ Hall and its iconic architecture with Ben Knight, Director of DmFk.

Upcoming Events

Join us at the Salters' Hall for a range of different events, from workshops for the whole family to tours of Salters' Hall and the garden for adults.