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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
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 reviewsbutterfly gardenwell worth a visitguided tourinteractive displaysplay arearestoration projectgreat insightinformation boardsoriginal featuresreal senseroman timesexcellent museumlocal historycouple of hoursall agesindustrial archaeologyinteresting place to visit
Excellent restoration of the old salt works, interesting museum exhibits and old industrial facilities. It would be good to have the old engine house restored to simulated working condition; disappointing that it wasn't.
Celia's 1hr tour was very interesting and enlightening.
What a brilliant place and tour. Sites like this are part of our heritage and should be a must for everybody.
We were passing on the canal and decided to stop; so glad we did. Also, The Salt Barge over the road does some good...More
What a fantastic place with a wealth of information about the local area. If you're lucky enough to get on one of the guided tours make sure you allow plenty of time . We had to leave before the end of the tour unfortunately but...More
Quite expensive for a wander through some dark and gloomy sheds.
No tour guides - I don't mind a self-guided tour but there was nobody at all along the route to speak to even though there were a number of staff at reception.
found out all about where our salt came from in the past
in this preserved salt factory, taking us back in time,and showing
a glimpse of the hardships of working people who provided
the country and the world with salt.
Make time to visit this incredible museum. Tableaus of how the salt works worked was insightful and remarkable. It helped that my family had worked here in the 1800's. The butterfly garden was beautifully set out. Great parking and staff
First you arrive in the car park to see lovely green areas for picnics & butterfly museum. Theres a lovely play area with a sandpit. Then the main building with a cafe & shop & museum entrance.
The cafe is a bit simple with pre-packed...More