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    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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A Sparkling Christmas at the Lion Salt Works

1st December – Spring 2018
Join us this Christmas at Cheshire’s award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum. From Tuesday 5 December to Sunday 10 December, the historic site will be transformed into a free-to-enter ‘sparkling’ traditional English Christmas Market.
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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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