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Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
+44 1606 275066
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An atraction thats not everyones cup of tea but if you are even slightly interested in whats on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter e
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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What a fabulous day we had here! From the point of ‘clocking in’ like the workers, to end of our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
WA16
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Cheshire, 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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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
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"butterfly garden"
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"working conditions"
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"well worth a visit"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"guided tour"
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"play area"
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"restoration project"
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"information boards"
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"amazing restoration"
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"great insight"
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

An atraction thats not everyones cup of tea but if you are even slightly interested in whats on your plate it could be for you . I went on a cold feb day and felt the cold inside as well as out , though I...More

Thank Peter e
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous day we had here! From the point of ‘clocking in’ like the workers, to end of our visit, the children were completely engaged by Harry the ‘inn keeper’. The museum is very informative with historical facts, photos, hands on activities and simulated...More

Thank WA16
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great couple of hours exploring. Fascinating to learn about the history of salt production in the area. Quiz sheets for the kids were well thought out. Warm welcome from the staff. Nice cake in the cafe too! Would thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the cold weather we received a very warm welcome here. The staff were knowledgeable , friendly and enthusiastic. Alex took us around and helped us understand the history and the process of salt making. Many thanks to her. We will certainly come again and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought we would have a look at this and found it very interesting. The old works have been restored as best they could. Plenty of information en route through the museum

Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Afternoon at Lion Salt Works. very interesting to learn about local history. Very accessible

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad I finally visited the Lion Salt Works! They've restored it to a very high standard, and there was plenty to look at. Most of the buildings are still there to look at, as well as some recreations of parts of the works. The café...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place with lots of local history things for little ones to do as your walking round, wrap up warm if your visiting in the winter months.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only factory of this type left in the UK and preserved for posterity. Fully accessible and well laid out with self guiding directions and lots of information (or there are free guided tours led by volunteers). Some areas can be very cold so wear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to see a steam engine show Great day out. Decided to get some food while there with my niece and nephew they really enjoyed the homemade ice creams

Thank Chris B
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Curlypops1980
10 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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CBLT83
9 February 2018|
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Response from Jon A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Friendly so maybe they’d be ok eating picnic in 5he cafe in adverse weather
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