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Lion Salt Works

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Ollershaw Lane
Marston
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6ES
Lion Salt Works

Prices

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.

About

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.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    143
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    9
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • The_Axe
    Manchester
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Something for all ages
    5 of 5 stars
    16/06/2017
    The museum is very interesting and engaging. It's mix of audio visual displays, projections and the motion activated audio really brings the daily grind in a salt works to life. I went with a 7... Read full review
  • Joe H
    Cheshire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Visit with friends
    5 of 5 stars
    13/06/2017
    A great 2/3 hrs visit with friends George our guide was very good and told us all about the Lion works we will come again Read full review
  • stumcu
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent for all the family
    5 of 5 stars
    12/06/2017
    Great place for all the family. Well worth going. Good access and very informative. Good information on the local industry. Read full review

Video

  • 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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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2015 2015

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.