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Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
+44 1606 275066
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Saltscape Trail

What a beautiful place to visit. Well signposted and well kept. There are so many things to see and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tinkerbell1509
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Great Presentation

A truly interesting visit to this former salt works alongside the canal. Audio visual presentation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean C
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Forfar
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
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+44 1606 275066
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. Well signposted and well kept. There are so many things to see and the bike trail was well used. I would recommend going here to anyone who wants a great place to walk their dog or just a peaceful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly interesting visit to this former salt works alongside the canal. Audio visual presentation was very effective . A good day out for adults and children alike.

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great way to look at what was (until relatively recently) part of our industrial heritage. Well presented (although there is still more wanting to be restored) and interesting I'd recommend this for a couple of hours (or less if you're so minded).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly outstanding museum in terms of subject, content and design. The displays are an excellent mixture of panels, sets, film, artefacts, stage effects (dry ice to simulate conditions at the salt pans), multi-media and interactivity. You and your companions (whatever their age) will not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have wanted to visit since it was on telly many years ago. Well worth the wait, it shows several examples of how salt was made with lots of information boards and audio visual exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A family friendly history of the salt works.Lots to do and see. Play area for the kids lovely cafe with great menu.gift shop and on our visit during school holidays there were kids craft classes.museum was fascinating,with hands on exhibits for the kids .

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

What a super place! My grandparents lived in Nantwich, so I had grown up knowing that 'wich' meant salt, and seeing signs to the various salt works around the county! I had no idea that some of the plants were for pumping and drying brine,...More

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This museum is likely to teach most people things they never knew - for example, why the salt trade was so important to Cheshire and also the Potteries; and how (and why) salt of different grades is made. There will be people who know this...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Was staying and working in Manchester for a while so wanted things to do and see and found a leaflet for the Lion Salt Works. What a fascinating visit. Gave a real insight into the history behind the place. Lots of information and exhibits to...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A very interesting couple of hours learning about the salt industry in Cheshire. The place is sort of semi derelict but adds to the experience, very easy to follow and understand and all the staff we encountered were knowledgeable, friendly and couldn't have been more...More

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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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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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