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Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
+44 1606 275066
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Wonderful accessible venue

We recentlyh visited the Salt Works with my son in his wheelchair and were amazed and pleased to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lynne_nield
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Rochdale
A great couple of hours

Enjoyable afternoon out, managed to tag on to the guided tour which was a good pace and allowed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moore_Resident
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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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Ollershaw Lane | Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, England
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+44 1606 275066
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"butterfly garden"
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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"
in 5 reviews
"great insight"
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"original features"
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"real sense"
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"roman times"
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"information boards"
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"excellent museum"
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"local history"
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"all ages"
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"interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recentlyh visited the Salt Works with my son in his wheelchair and were amazed and pleased to see how easy it was for my son to visit each flour of the museum with brand new lifts. It is unusual for places of interest to...More

Thank lynne_nield
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable afternoon out, managed to tag on to the guided tour which was a good pace and allowed time to view all display boards. I went around on my own afterwards and realised the tour had included everything but there is no need to go...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and helpful staff set you off in the right direction, lots to see, very interesting Well worth a visit, good coffee shop.

Thank tantasticCheshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the children and a couple of friends who were visiting us. Really informative lots of things for the children to look at and interact with. Little gem hidden away well worth a visit.

Thank Debbie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many industrial museums all over the world and though I think the story of salt processing in the area is really interesting, I do not think this museum did well in presenting it. The exhibits, which were a mixture of old...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent guide who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable as well as giving the impression she had plenty of time to spend with us - which she did - the tour was almost 2 hours. All most interesting - which you might have thought strange for a...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I came here many years ago with my parents when it was a derelict building and had a great time chatting to one of the volunteers about the history of this site. But seeing the finished product exceeded all our expectations. We spent over 2...More

Thank MAR67Cheshire
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We visited the Lion Salt Works on a dull day which was ideal as it is mainly indoors . We found it most interesting with a great insight into the Salt works of the day . It is a good introduction to a visit to...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

not the best level surfaces to encounter, but the four of us still managed it with an attendant powered wheelchair and an electric scooter, very interesting visit, gives a new aspect/respect to table salt

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We didn't know what to expect when we visited this Salt Works museum but were impressed with the very enthusiastic guide, who explained everything to us in a non-patronising way - which is always a bonus. The layout takes you through the process quite logically...More

1  Thank The_Director2014
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Anna M
1 July 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
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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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