• 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.

  • Outstanding "A fascinating and fresh insight into the story of
    salt, explaining the national significance of Cheshire’s salt industry"
    Cheshire Life September 2015
    "The Salt Works is such a big part of Northwich's history
    and the team here have done an absolutely brilliant job
    it has exceeded all my expectations"
    Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, Middlewich Guardian March 2015

  • Best-Preserved "The Works provide a wonderful lens through
    which we see how salt has shaped the people,
    economy and landscape of Cheshire and the surrounding region"
    History Today September 2015

Road Closures May 23 - June 12

Please note that due to road works there will be partial and full road closures that will affect access to the Lion Salt Works.
Click here for more information and diversion routes.

Adult events

Until May 2016

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

Until May 2016

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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