Super Salt Saturday at Lion Salt Works on Saturday 19 March

On Saturday 19 March, the award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum, near Northwich, will be holding a ‘Super Salt Saturday’ to mark British Science Week. There will be a salt-boiling display, an opportunity to make salty bath bombs and attend a ‘making salt’ workshop. All the events are free but a donation of £1.50 would be appreciated. For more information go to westcheshiremuseums.co.uk or call the Museum on 01606 275040.

The timetable for the day is as follows:

• During the day, Lion Salt Work Trustees will boil brine to make salt.
• Salty bath bombs workshops will take place between 10.30 -12.30 and 2-4pm.
• ‘Making Salts’ workshops, organised by the Museum’s volunteers, will run throughout the day.

There is no need to book for any of these events.

The Lion Salt Works Museum, re-opened last year after a £5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the Museum tells the story of salt through fun and interactive displays. There is free access to the imaginative-designed playground, café, shop and butterfly garden and also plenty of free parking on site.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Salt defines Cheshire and the Lion Salt Works is one of the last open-pan salt-making sites in the world. I am delighted that this inspired and creative salt event is being used to support British Science Week.”

The Lion Salt Works Museum has won four restoration awards* since opening and its success has also been reflected in high visitor numbers and positive visitor feedback.