• 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 currently closed due to the national lockdown

We would like to thank everyone who has visited us in the past few months and hope to see you again soon!

 

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.

 

Exhibitions

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Salt-inspired artwork from Warrington & Vale Royal College

An exhibition by local art students, inspired by the Lion Salt Works' legacy on the people, industry and landscape of Cheshire.

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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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Online

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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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Working Women in Cheshire

Wartime and industry, 1914-1950.

Women’s work changed dramatically during the first half of the twentieth century. This exhibition highlights the essential role women played in keeping the county (and country) going during the first and second World Wars.

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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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