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  • From Salt to the Somme A special exhibition commemorating the 100th Anniversary
    of the Battle of the Somme

  • Museum + Heritage Award for Excellence
    Restoration and Conservation

  • 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.

Adult events

Talks, drama, walks and more.
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History of the Lion Salt Works

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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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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Fly Over The Salt Works

A unique view of the Lion Salt Works filmed by M7aerial. Fly around the site and see at as never before.

 

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