Lion Salt Works


Northwich

Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am – 5pm (varies according to season, check website)
Butterfly garden and play area open 9am - 5.20pm (closes dusk during Winter months)

About this Museum


The Lion Salt Works offers a fascinating journey through the life of the country’s last open-pan salt making site. This £10.23 million project, which opened in June 2015, is in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, and close to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse and the historic Anderton Boat Lift.

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.

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Address

Ollershaw Lane
Marston, Northwich
Cheshire, CW9 6ES

Prices

Prices

Adult £6.25
Concession £5.50
Child £4

Contact

Contact

01606 275 040

Visit info

Length of visit

1 hour to full day

Activities

Regular programme of talks, hands-on sessions, temporary exhibitions, and activities for adults and families.

Theatre and comedy performances – see website for details.

Facilities

Café and gift shop
Outdoor play area and butterfly garden
Conference and function facilities available for meetings and events.

Access

This is a partially-restored industrial site so there may be uneven floors and low head heights. The museum is fully accessible with disabled parking bays, disabled toilets, a hearing loop and lift access to first floor.

Photography

Permitted across the site

Getting there
By car:

On the B5075. Follow signs from Northwich town centre.
Free car parking is available on site.

By train:

Nearest station is Northwich

Mooring points:

Adjacent to Lion Salt Works on the Trent and Mersey Canal

Nearest Venues