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Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
+44 1606 275066
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Great Day Out

I remember the works when it was in operation and the conversion to a museum really captures the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil C
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Chester, United Kingdom
Fun & Educational and inrinsic to Northwich!

There are lots of quirky sights and sites in the Northwich area and this is one more following the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
OldWitleian
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. 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.
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Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
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+44 1606 275066
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"butterfly garden"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"interactive displays"
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"play area"
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"restoration project"
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"great insight"
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"information boards"
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"original features"
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"real sense"
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"roman times"
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"excellent museum"
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"local history"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

I remember the works when it was in operation and the conversion to a museum really captures the sites history and atmosphere .A real asset to the town and coupled with a trip to the Anderson Lift this is a great example of our industrial...More

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are lots of quirky sights and sites in the Northwich area and this is one more following the Restoration Restoration TV success of this historic and what otherwise was destined to be the final dereliction of one of the last visible Northwich Salt Industry...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took alot longer than we expected, listening to recordings of workrts at the mill The model of the jacked up houses was amazing. We were especially lucky to see a performance by local school chilhren who had been working on site during the week.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new and interesting museum showing the history of salt making in Cheshire. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in the UK’s industrial heritage. The museum is well set out with informative displays and the staff are knowledgable and give interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have 3 boys here with me aged 4.5,7 and 12. The staff from the start have been great the boys all got back pack and quiz to find things around the museum, they have enjoyed it. Having some time in park and a walk...More

Thank esveitch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this would be quite educational for the children and it was for reasons other than our intentions. We arrived, a family of 2 Adults and 3 Children, children being of the age specified in their price listing, my wife ordered up 2A and...More

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had worked in this area and it is pretty local to where I live now but had never visited. We took the opportunity of taking my 11 year old grand daughter. It was a Friday lunchtime in the school holidays so thought it would...More

Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about how Salt was mined in Northwich. The Lottery funding has helped to bring the process of salt mining to the younger generation, & the interactive displays mean you can listen to what you're watching! & as someone who's reasonably local...More

Thank Ly2ns74
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I unexpectly had a day in Northwich, I knew that they mined salt there and was interested to see how this was achieved. The salt works had been sympathetically restored and still managed to have the atmosphere of the working conditions, minus...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the salt works for an evening event, a treasure hunt with interactive actors. Sadly it was not very well attended, only 6 of us, but we split into 3 teams and went for it. We were led through various time portals buy a purple...More

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Jessica R
9 August 2018|
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Response from Peter e | Reviewed this property |
I would not take one sorry
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Anna M
2 July 2018|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it sells souvenir packs of salt , but they do not produce salt at this works any longer
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Curlypops1980
11 February 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Confirming other reply Yes a free and pleasant car park which is only feet away from main enterance and also has kiddies facilities and side exit to the canal walk.Which you should also consider .
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