• 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.

We are delighted to announce that the Lion Salt Works is now
OPEN!

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors we have introduced revised opening times and pre-booking for all museums. Please note that to guarantee admission, places must be booked in advance.

Please see Visit us for more information.

 

Virtual salt and pepper pot exhibition

From Betty Boop in a biplane, via some Alien eggs to Bugs Bunny at the piano, prepare yourself for a new sensation: salt and pepper pot envy.

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Competition: design your own salt and pepper pot

Open to everyone who wants something interesting to look at on the breakfast table.

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Virtual tour

Unfortunately we're unable to give guided tours at the moment, but until we can show you round again in person, here's a short guide to the inside, outside and history of the Lion Salt Works.

 

Cheshire Image Bank

The Image Bank is a collection of digital images of photographs, postcards, prints, slides and negatives, all related to Cheshire.

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Children’s activities

Here you will find some fun craft ideas to print out and make at home.

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Adults' crafts

Here you will find some fun crochet and crafts patterns to print out and make at home.

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Schools

National curriculum based films and worksheets about the Romans in Chester.

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Sir John Brunner

This mini exhibition celebrates the life of Sir John Brunner, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and social reformer who improved the lives of people in Northwich, Cheshire.

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Culture from your home

Suggestions on what's available elsewhere online.

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Lottery Heritage Award

The Lion Salt Works winning the Lottery Heritage Award.

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Salt

What is it, why is it in Cheshire and how does it affect the local landscape?

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