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  • 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.

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SALT at Lion Salt Works

1st December – Spring 2018
Visit the Lion Salt Works and put on a VR headset. Step into an immersive dance piece, which will give you a sense of what it would have been like to work in this industrial environment..
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The Fabric of Industry

13 February – 29 April
Professional photographer Derek Randall has created an exhibition highlighting the effects of producing salt on the Lion Salt Works itself.
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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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