MEMORIES OF THE SITE

The Saltworks site when production ended: from 1895 to present day.

The Saltworks site is renowned for the architectural excellence and for its history as a salt production site, but its destiny following closure in 1895 is much less known. The period was characterised by a series of unfinished projects, threats of disappearance, or to be used as a place of confinement. Renovation satrted with the 1960’s long-term restoration work that began and culminated with the recognition of the Royal Saltworks as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is now a museum and a lively cultural site. Through written testimonies, amongst others, the exhibit tells the story of an adventure that lasted for more than a century.