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Lion Salt Works

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great Look At Northwich’s History

Well worth a visit here, lots to see and do for adults and children alike. Lovely gift shop and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Northwich, United Kingdom
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Excellent restoration of the old salt works, interesting museum exhibits and old industrial... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
+44 1606 275066
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All reviewsbutterfly gardenwell worth a visitguided tourinteractive displaysplay arearestoration projectgreat insightinformation boardsoriginal featuresreal senseroman timesexcellent museumlocal historycouple of hoursall agesindustrial archaeologyinteresting place to visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit here, lots to see and do for adults and children alike. Lovely gift shop and cafe, and the guided tour of the salt works is very interesting!

Thank Alison3333
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank MikeH4257
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Paihiagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the aged parents here for an outing one afternoon. My mother was resistant but even she found it very interesting and enjoyable visit.

Thank Eric860
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Many of...More

Thank bobbob101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank John O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank terababy2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. The tour guide was really thorough in explaining all about the site. Lots to read and learn about.

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank boudicaan
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Jessica R
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Peter e | Reviewed this property |
I would not take one sorry
Anna M
July 1, 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
February 10, 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 .