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Lion Salt Works

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Ollershaw Lane
Lion Salt Works


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.25 adult
Adult Annual Pass£18.00 adult
Child£4.00 child
Concessions£5.50 concession
Concesson Family 1 Adult & 3 Children£14.00 family
Family 2 Adults + 2 Children£15.20 family
Family Annual Pass (2 + 2 or 1 + 3)£50.00 family

Free access to café, gift shop, butterfly garden, play area, canal towpath and car park.


Best Newcomer to the Tourism Industry Award Winner 2015

Britain's newest heritage attraction is now open, this £10 millon project gives a fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt, brought to life with fun, interactive and imaginative educational exhibits. Enjoy the 'subsiding house' and the thrill of theatrical lighting, sound and film evoking the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site's huge salt-boiling pans.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • Freespirit018
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Interesting Day out for all the family
      5 of 5 stars
      The Lion Salt Works Museum is a very interesting place to visit as it maps the salt industry in the area since the Bronze Age. The displays and interactive activities are fun for all and you see the... Read full review
    • LizzzieeG
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Who knew salt was THAT interesting?!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Being someone who often finds museums a little on the boring side, I was half expecting to be yawning around this "attraction". Boy was I wrong!! Who'd have thought salt could be so fascinating?! Our... Read full review
    • ann j
      Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      What a happy surprise
      5 of 5 stars
      What we liked most of all was that you have a guide to take you around the museum. We were lucky enough to be shown around by Derek, who was full of information and did not mind answering our many... Read full review


    • Lion Salt Works - Cheshire Aerial Video

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    At the crossing of the B5075 from Northwich and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Leave M6, jct 19 and follow A556; or M56, jct 10 and follow A559.Nearest train stations are Northwich (1 mile), Hartford (3 miles).Buses available to Northwich town centre.

    Public Transport Directions

    By coach: Please book your groups in advance.

    By train: From Northwich Railway Station the Salt Works is a 25 minute walk or 15 minutes by bicycle. There is no taxi rank at the station.

    By bicycle: The Salt Works is on two Sustrans routes: On road – local route off Route 5 (Northwich) and Route 70 (Great Budworth). Traffic free – along Trent and Mersey Canal towpath.

    By canal: Canal boats can be moored alongside the Salt Works with visitor access from the towpath. Please check the Canal and River Trust for terms and conditions.

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    Opening Times

    2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * Tuesday – Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, Lion Salt Works.
    10.30am-5pm, play area and butterfly garden 9am–5.20pm.