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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...more
Opens in 30 min
Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
All reviews butterfly garden guided tour well worth a visit interactive displays play area information boards great insight restoration work original features local history excellent museum couple of hours local environment all ages interesting place small cafe reception area
This is a very interesting museum and well worth a visit. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour from Juan, a volunteer guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a very informative commentary on the exhibits and history of salt making in...More
Every now and then, my granny would take a white loaf sized block of salt and shave it with a large knife to stock up an enormous cooking salt pot. Today, I found out what what was involved in making that salt, and the appalling...More
Visited today, it was fantastic, was only going for a short visit spent over 3 hours there. All staff very friendly, didn't go on guided tour but lady who told us about it before we made our own way round was very informative. We also...More
Spent a very interesting 3 hours here with an informative tour by a volunteer guide. Lots of information to revisit after the tour including taped stories from workers and restored parts of salt production here Well worth a visit with good parking and play area...More
This is a fantastic small museum. We were introduced to the concept and history of the museum by a great guide, this took about 15 minutes we then left to wander about in our own time. There were excellent information boards, interactive exhibits with clear...More
We visited the Lion Salt works today and managed to catch the guided tour at 1pm. The guide was informative and took us through the history of the site from its opening till today. Whilst you can walk around the site on your own, looking...More
A great place to spend a couple of hours. The restoration is very well done, and information boards/ videos along the well signed route really made the experience. Was not able to take the guided tour, as all the volunteers were busy which was a...More