Due to the developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we have had to make the difficult decision to CANCEL the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry 2020. Read our full statement here.


About Festivals of Chemistry

The Salters’ Institute Festivals of Chemistry are a series of popular and inspiring one day Chemistry events held at universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. Two Festival of Chemistry programmes are run annually:

Festivals of Chemistry (AGES 11-13)

These Festivals are designed to inspire budding young scientists!

Festivals of Chemistry (AGES 13-14)

This Festival programme aims to motivate students into developing a long term interest in Chemistry and its applications in modern life! 

All Festivals of Chemistry dates can be found here.


Since 1991, over 50,000 students at more than 900 Festivals have experienced the fun of practical chemistry through the Salters’ Festivals. None of this could have been achieved without the continual help, support and sponsorship from over fifty companies.

Since 2005 the Festivals of Chemistry (ages 11-13) have been run in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry. We thank them for their continued support.

In 2019 the Festivals of Chemistry (ages 13-14) were launched successfully throughout the UK. The expansion of  the Festival programmes has been made possible thanks to the generous support of many in our Centenary year in 2018.



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