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Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

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About Us

Britain's newest heritage attraction 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.

Guide 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.

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Ygt123
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Interesting and entertaining
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th April 2018
    A family friendly history of the salt works.Lots to do and see. Play area for the kids lovely cafe with great menu.gift shop and on our visit during school holidays there were kids craft... Read full review
  • Helen R
    Peak District, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fascinating insight
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th April 2018
    What a super place! My grandparents lived in Nantwich, so I had grown up knowing that 'wich' meant salt, and seeing signs to the various salt works around the county! I had no idea that some of... Read full review
  • wf1968
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Well presented
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd April 2018
    This museum is likely to teach most people things they never knew - for example, why the salt trade was so important to Cheshire and also the Potteries; and how (and why) salt of different grades is... Read full review

Awards

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

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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

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