Lion Salt Works

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

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Lion Salt Works, a restored historic open-pan salt making site
  • Lion Salt Works, a restored historic open-pan salt making site
  • Lots to do at Lion Salt Works
  • Activities and things to see for all ages at Lion Salt Works
  • Family friendly fun at Lion Salt Works

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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.

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.

Awards

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

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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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Trevor C
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th November 2018
    Learnt a lot about salt making and it's market. Videos and interactive displays. Good children's play area Read full review
  • Paulbd47
    Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Morning visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th November 2018
    Went here to see the Salt Works very good exhibits and wel explained. Recommend a visit staff helpful and happy to answer questions - cafe good too Read full review
  • Graydress
    Hyde, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent guided tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd December 2018
    This is a very interesting museum and well worth a visit. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour from Juan, a volunteer guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a very informative... Read full review

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