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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:

    • seebeforeigo
      Chester England
      Trip Type:
      Well Presented Museum
      4 of 5 stars
      Considering that the process of making salt from brine is actually quite simple they managed to make it interesting and create the atmosphere of what the workplace was actually like at the time... Read full review
    • steben
      Trip Type:
      Excellent presentation of salt mining in the area.
      5 of 5 stars
      This was one of the small salt works in the area. There is an excellent presentation of salt production in history and especially in the Northwich area. The works has been cleaned up and renovated to... Read full review
    • Cheshireukfamily
      Cheshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Expensive entry for a small museum
      2 of 5 stars
      Locals will not be drawn to this place purely over price. At £6.50 i feel its quite expensive and price should be lowered to encourage great access to local culture. 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.

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