Museums and Art Galleries: Cheshire West (East)
Lion Salt Works
Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire. CW9 6ES • (01606) 275066
The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. 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.
Light Refreshments Available, Public Toilets.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10.30am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, Closed Monday except most bank holidays (please check the website for any late changes).
Advance booking is not required.
Located east of Chester on the outskirts of Northwich.
Northwich railway station: 25 minutes walk.
Free onsite parking available.
Lion Salt Works - aerial drone view over the museum before it opened to public.
Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire. CW9 6ES • (01606) 275066
Last Updated Wednesday 15 April 2020
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