Lion Salt Works

Lion Salt Works
Marston, Cheshire

Average time spent – 2+ hours.

Things to do at Lion Salt Works review

The Lion Salt Works is the last remaining open pan salt works in Marston, near Northwich, Cheshire. It closed in 1986 and is now preserved as a museum.

The museum re-opened after a large investment back in 2015. It offers a fascinating journey through the life of the site. You can now explore the restored buildings and discover how the salt works operated and the impact it had. If you want to expand your day out there is the adjacent Northwich woodlands which is a 350-hectare site of vibrant and accessible parkland. Plus you aren’t far from the historic Anderton Boatlift.

You can learn about the process of boiling-down the brine into salt crystals in a theatrical setting with audio and video projection. Plus many other interesting and informative exhibits many of which are interactive.

There is also an outdoor play area which is based on elements of the Lion Salt Works building and equipment. At the heart of the new area is a distinctive bespoke ‘chimney’ climbing frame and slide. Young adventurers will also be able to clamber and explore a jungle climber, seesaw, wind-pump play equipment, cradle swing, wobble dish and train and carriage. You can visit the cafe, play area and butterfly garden for free.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

Important Information Lion Salt Works

Eating – There is a cafe which serves hot and cold food and drinks.

Facilities in brief – Museum with interactive and informative exhibits about the last open pan salt works including an outdoor playground. There are toilets and a cafe.

Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket for the museum costs £6.60, children are £4.20. Other pricing options including annual passes and family tickets are available.

Opening: They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly? Guide dogs only within the buildings. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the outside grounds.

Information on accessibility

Address:  Ollershaw Ln, Marston, Northwich CW9 6ES, Cheshire, England. Phone: 01606 275066

Category – Museum – Mostly Indoors – Suitable for all ages although more suited to ages 4 and over.

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