• UK's Best Heritage Project Voted the UK's Best Heritage project.
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  • Awards Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors North West Awards, Highly Commended (2015)
    North West Regional Construction Awards, Heritage Award (2015)
    Cheshire Marketing Awards, Best Newcomer (2015)
    Chester Civic Trust, Award for Community Conservation (2015)
    Civic Trust, First Prize in the National Conservation Awards (2016)
    Museums & Heritage Award, Excellence for Conservation and Restoration (2016)
    National Lottery Awards, Best Heritage Project (2016)
    Northern Soul, Museum of the Year (2017)
    Sandford Award for Educational Excellence (2017)

  • What's on Events and activities
    coming up

  • The Lion Salt Works A journey from the heart of Cheshire
    to the tables of the world.
    Explore the history and science
    of salt production in Cheshire.

  • The restoration Learn the story of this incredible restoration,
    read the project archaeologist's blog and
    view our gallery.

Little Leigh and Jabez Thomson

1 May-15 July
The exhibition explores the mystery of the reredos of the Last Supper, which shows an upturned salt cellar with salt spilled on the table, hinting at a connection with the local Cheshire salt industry.
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Adult events

Talks, drama, walks and more.
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Family events

There's loads to do at the Salt Works, from learning about steam transport to finding out more about the nature at the site.
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What is Salt?

Salt-making in Cheshire dates back over 2,000 years, when the salt towns of Cheshire were first established by the Romans. Salt was originally extracted from the ground by a series of natural brine pits.
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Lottery Heritage Award

The Lion Salt Works winning the Heritage Lottery award.
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