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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:

    • amanda40671
      Winsford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Interesting & Informative
      3 of 5 stars
      A lot of money has been spent on saving the SaltWorks & so some parts look very new. The barns where the works are are very cold which is ironic when these used to be very hot when salt was being... Read full review
    • DacBuckinghamshire
      Northwich, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A real insight into the workers everyday experience
      4 of 5 stars
      This is an excellent restoration of the salt works. It has been constructed in a fascinating way, and should interest all ages. A great project for schoolchildren as well. Read full review
    • aged_snapper
      Trip Type:
      Glimpse of Cheshire industrial history
      4 of 5 stars
      Fascinating insight into the history of salt mining in Cheshire. Very well renovated, preserved and explained. My only minor comment is that the temporary display of the current salt industry was... 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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