Visit Us in Saltaire - The World's Largest Early Music Specialists

Opening Times

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Monday 10-5 
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday - 11-4

Contact Us

The Early Music Shop
Salts Mill, Victoria Road
Saltaire, West Yorkshire
BD18 3LA

+44 (0)1274 288100 

Getting here

We're easily accessible by rail, bus, car, 15 minutes from the motorway and Leeds/Bradford airport.

By Car:  Follow the brown tourist road signs from junction 26 off the M62 and you will be directed all the way to the large free car park off Salts Mill Road or Victoria Street adjoining Salts Mill. The Early Music Shop is located at ground floor level on the footpath from the car park to the main Salts Mill entrance and is easily found positioned by the large chimney.
NB Sat-Nav Users - Use postcode BD17 7EF. This takes you to the mini roundabout on the Salts Mill Road entrance from where you can simply follow the signs to the large free car park.
Do Not take the directions to Victoria Road, but to Salts Mill Road or Victoria Street where the free car park is located.

By Train:  Saltaire train station is next to Salts Mill. The train station is just 2 stops (15 minutes) from either Leeds or Bradford, on the ‘Skipton’ line. London to Leeds by train is a two and a half hour journey.

By Bus:  There are frequent bus services from Bradford and Leeds.

By Air:  The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford airport - 5 miles away.

About Us

The Early Music Shop - Head Office and Main Showroom Saltaire

The Early Music Shop is the world's largest early music instrument specialist. Formerly part of Woods Music Shop in Bradford, The Early Music Shop moved to its prestigious new showroom at the World Heritage Site of Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire in 2007 and has become the largest single source of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque musical instruments world-wide. The 3000sq ft showroom really is is an Aladdin's Cave of affordable early music instruments, many of which are designed in-house by our team of early music workshop technicians, and from makers from all quarters of the globe. The range including recorders, viols, lutes, harps, crumhorns, harpsichords, spinets, shawms, hurdy-gurdies, rebecs, mediaeval fiddles,  re-enactment percussion, sheet music, CDs and accessories really offers a one-stop-shop for early music enthusiasts!

We are proud to be the official exclusive UK distributor and agent for Moeck recorders, and also the appointed UK dealer for Küng recorders, Bizzi harpsichords, Mollenhauer recorders, Lu Mi viols, Camac harps and others. The Early Music Shop catalogue is vast, the majority of instruments are held in stock, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to give you the best advice on choosing the instrument which is best suited for you. All of this is backed up by our expert in-house technical department, and after sales service.

In addition to instruments The Early Music Shop carries a huge range of sheet music for all abilities and styles, from early music to popular, ABRSM examination syllabus, music for schools, song books, films and shows and tuition books.

We also offer instrumental tuition on the lute, recorder, viol and harp, organise regular workshop days, and host many concerts both in Salts Mill and Saltaire Village.