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New Virtual Reality Dance Exhibit

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

Tel: 01606 275066

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A new virtual reality experience will open at Lion Salt Works Museum on 2 December 2017 as part of the museum's collaboration with renowned dancer and choreographer, Martin Hylton.

Funded by Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund, Salt is a fully immersive dance piece, presented in 360° virtual reality, reflecting the gruelling work that was involved in producing salt at the UK's only remaining open-pan salt works.

Part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage that sees artists partner with museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections, Salt gives visitors the chance to step into the artwork for a truly unique experience.

Visitors to the exhibition will be provided with a virtual reality headset to view the dance piece which is set inside a salt pan. Dancing in water, representing the brine used in the salt making process, dancers capture the physicality of the manufacturing process whilst bringing Lion Salt Works Museum's unique heritage to life.

One of the four historic open-pan salt-making sites in the world and recognised as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Lion Salt Works Museum opened as a major visitor attraction in 2015 following a £10m restoration and redevelopment. It tells the story of salt through fun, interactive displays including a sound and light show, a 'subsiding house' and an automaton.

Salt, part of Meeting Point2, is on display at Lion Salt Works Museum from 01 December to Spring 2018. For more information visit,

Funded by Arts Council England's Museum Resilience Fund and led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage (, Meeting Point2 presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue.

Guide Prices

Normal admission prices to the Museum apply.

Annual pass: £18
Family annual pass: £50.00 (2+2 or 1+3)

Adult £6.25 Concession £5.50
Child £4.00
Family ticket (adult and two children) £16.40
Other family and concessionary prices available

Opening Times

Dance Exhibit (2 Dec 2017 - 6 May 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 15:00



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