An Outstanding Day out in Cheshire
Lion Salt Works
Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the UKs best heritage project ....
Warblers and Waders
23rd Apr 2017
Renowned ecologist Jeff Clarke is at it again ....
Exhibition: Digital Daydream Believer
ArtWork Studios & Gallery
1st Jan 2017 - 31st Mar 2017
Exhibition of surreal digital art by outsider artist George Sumner ....
Northwich Artisan Market
8th Apr 2017
Over 80 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders....
Wellbeing through Nature
Northwich Memorial Court
26th Jan 2017 - 30th Mar 2017
Cheshire Wildlife Trust's go out to local nature reserves to take part in practical conservation tasks ...
Marbury Hall History Walk
Marbury Country Park
15th Apr 2017
Take a short walk around the area of Marbury Country Park where the great Marbury Hall once stood ....
Local Places to Visit
- Lion Salt Works
- St Helen's Church
- Northwich Memorial Court
- Weaver Square Shopping Centre
- Northwich Woodlands
- Anderton Boat Lift
- Harlequin Theatre
- The Dock Road Pumping Station
- Weaver Hall Museum
- Comberbach Memorial Hall
- Mid Cheshire College - Hartford Campus
- Hartford Golf Club
- Marshall's Arm Local Nature Reserve
- Davenham Theatre
Welcome to The Lion Salt Works
The Lion Salt Works is now open to the public
Lion Salt Works
Now open to the public after a £10m restoration and voted the Uk's best heritage project ....
This new ‘living museum’ gives a fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt, explaining the national significance of Cheshire’s salt industry and how it shaped the local people, economy and landscape.
This is brought to life in the Museum with fun, interactive and imaginative educational exhibits, including a walk-in ‘subsiding house’. Theatrical lighting, sound and film also evoke the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site’s huge salt-boiling pans.
The extensive Museum comprises two restored pan houses and three restored stove houses. The Red Lion Pub at the entrance to the site (and for which the salt works is named) has also been incorporated as an education centre.
To appeal to a wide range of audiences, the Museum also contains an established Butterfly Garden, imaginatively-designed play area and café. Visitors to the site have free access to these areas.
The Museum will feature a regular programme of year-round events, including ‘salt boiling days’, themed play provision and an evolving calendar of events and activities.
Note, The Lion Salt Works is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.