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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.

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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:

  • MAR67Cheshire
    cheshire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Brilliant to see the results of the restoration
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th June 2018
    I came here many years ago with my parents when it was a derelict building and had a great time chatting to one of the volunteers about the history of this site. But seeing the finished product... Read full review
  • iristerry2014
    Essex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th June 2018
    We visited the Lion Salt Works on a dull day which was ideal as it is mainly indoors . We found it most interesting with a great insight into the Salt works of the day . It is a good introduction to... Read full review
  • james m
    Selby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    rather like walking on a wood pile
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th June 2018
    not the best level surfaces to encounter, but the four of us still managed it with an attendant powered wheelchair and an electric scooter, very interesting visit, gives a new aspect/respect to table... 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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