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Lion Salt Works

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Museum Entry

About the partner

The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, close to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, and the historic Anderton Boat Lift.

This £10.23 million project opened in June 2015 offering a fascinating journey through the life of the country’s last open-pan salt making site.

When exploring the site and its restored buildings, you will discover how the salt works operated and the impact of salt on mid-Cheshire’s people, economy and landscape. A visit will also set the scene for a wider exploration of the footpaths, waterways and attractions of the adjacent Northwich Woodlands (a 350 hectare area of vibrant and accessible parkland) and the wider Weaver Valley including the Anderton Boat Lift.

What do I need to know?

The museum an industrial heritage site with some uneven surfaces. The museum is fully accessible with designated disabled parking bays, accessible toilets, lifts to first floor levels and a hearing induction loop. Guide dogs are allowed in the buildings.

Time Credits accepted:

Museum open Tuesday to Sunday 10:30am—5pm

Closed all Mondays except bank holiday Mondays.

Last museum admission 4pm.

Important information
  • Do individuals and families need to book in advance? NO
  • Can groups attend if booked in advance? NO

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