World War l 'Letters from home' Exhibition

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

Tel: 01606 275066

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On Saturday 20 July, the award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum near Northwich in Cheshire, will launch a poignant World War I exhibition called ‘Letters Home – Communications on the Front’. To mark the opening, there will be a free talk about the exhibition and museum tour between 2-3.30pm given by curator and award-winning volunteer, Nigel Meyrick. He will offer insights and background stories about the exhibits and the people who have felt moved to lend these evocative items to the exhibition. No booking is required but normal museum entry charges apply. The exhibition lasts until 16 November. 

The exhibition is based on WWI letters, postcards and personal items and tells the story of love and endurance in the face of hardship. For four years, a series of World War I roadshows across Cheshire has unearthed letters and memorability that brings to life the human stories behind what life was like for people at the battlefront and for those who remained behind. For instance, the letter from a Cheshire soldier containing two pressed daisies he picked from the trench wall.  The exhibition is pleased to combine these items with unseen material from private collections, including material translated from French Welsh and Suetterlin (a form of early German).

The Lion Salt Works Museum has won nine awards since opening in June 2015 after a four-year £10m restoration. This includes winning the hotly contested National Lottery Award 'Best Heritage Project' in 2016 after a public vote and last year being awarded Northern Soul’s ‘Museum of the Year’.

Guide Prices

*Visitor Admission prices to Lion Salt Works Museum

Adult £6.25 Concession £5.50
Child £4.00
Family ticket (adult and two children) £16.40
Family annual pass: £50.00
Other family and concessionary prices available

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Contact Us

Tel: 01606 275066

Tel: 01606 275066

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