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Cheshire's industrial heritage is rich and varied. Visit some of the UK's most fascinating working museums and discover why Cheshire is synonymous with many industries including salt, silk and cotton. Delve into this historic itinerary.
Built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet in the air from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal, Anderton Boat Lift is a great place to visit to see something a little different as is Anson Engine Museum with its terrific collection of vintage machinery.
After taking a look around the visitor centre, learn about the history of the boat lift and experience it for yourself; board the boat and your guide will take you through the lift and onto a journey down the river for a unique look at the industrial heritage of Northwich.
Then head off to Ellesmere Port and the National Waterways Museum for lunch. With its stunning location on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, extensive in - door displays, boat trips and historic buildings, the Museum makes a great place to visit in Cheshire.
Something different coming this Spring is the newly restored Lion Salt Works in Northwich. Salt-making in Cheshire dates back over 2000 years, when the salt towns of Cheshire were first established by the Romans. Discover the story on a journey from the heart of Cheshire to the tables of the world. Explore Cheshire's industrial heritage and the science of salt production in Cheshire. Find out more about Cheshire's Salt Story...