In Flux: Salt and Glass in the North-West

Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

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Colourful glass
  • Colourful glass
  • Glass blower
  • Stained glass

Opening on 12 July -17 October, Cheshire's Lion Salt Works Museum, one of the country's leading industrial heritage museums, will explore the often forgotten link between glass and salt in its exhibition: 'In Flux: Salt and Glass in the North-West'.  Designed to mark the United Nation’s ‘International Year of Glass’, the exhibition explores glass through the eyes of people who work within the industry in the North-West. It also considers how the production of the salt-derived flux, sodium carbonate - made using salt from Cheshire's vast salt deposits - gave a natural advantage to glass-makers in the region. Entry to the exhibition is included in the standard entry price of the museum*. For further information go to www.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk 

The colourful exhibition explores the history of glass from the perspectives of a curator of Roman glass at Chester's Grosvenor Museum as well as Recclesia Stained Glass, a leading glass restoration company. Encirc, one of the country's biggest glass bottle manufacturers considers the importance of glass in everyday use and a leading North-West architect from Donald Insall Associates looks at the role of glass in building design. The Lion Salt Works Museum examines the specific role of Cheshire salt in North-West glass manufacture and the exhibition concludes with an update on the sustainable glass research and development company, Glass Futures, opening later this year in St Helens.    

The Lion Salt Works Museum is one of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the world and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with the same protection status as Stonehenge. Extracting salt from beneath the Cheshire Plain has been a key industry for Cheshire for over 2000 years – whether through boiling naturally-occurring brine (such as at the Lion Salt Works) or later, by mining. 

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