Groups are welcome at the Lion Salt Works, but we do ask that you please book your visit in advance.
To book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01606 275040 with your preferred dates and times, your group name, group leader’s name, group numbers and any special requirements.
The Salt Works currently has a range of learning sessions for schools. More information can be found here.
10.30am–5pm February to October, last entry 4pm
10.30am-4pm November to January, last entry 3pm
Closed all Mondays except bank holiday Mondays.
Play Area and Butterfly Garden
9am–5.20pm Monday to Sunday
Adult group Prices start from £50.00 (minimum charge is for 10 people) and then £5.00 for each additional person – this price is for admission only, tour charges are below.
Groups 1-36 people = Guided Tour. Prices from £30.00 (minimum charge is for 10 people) and then £3.00 for each additional person. The guided tour price is additional to the group admission fee of £5.00 per person (minimum £50.00 charge for 10 people). For example, and adult group member will pay £8.00 per person for admission and a guided tour. We recommend no more than 36 people per guided tour, any larger groups may be split into two equally sized groups and provided with a Tailored Tour allowing full access to the Museum, please see below for more details
Groups above 36 people = Tailored Tour. Prices from £20.00 (minimum charge is for 10 people) and then £2.00 for each additional person. The tailored tour price is additional to the group admission fee of £5.00 per person (minimum £50.00 charge for 10 people). For example, and adult group member will pay £7.00 per person for admission and a tailored tour. A tailored tour is the method we use in place of a guided tour, which better suits the Museum displays and gallery space available. Groups will first be provided with an introductory talk, a talk at the mid-way point of the Museum route and a conclusion talk at the end.
Both versions of tours last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We don’t currently offer guided tours during the evenings, we advise that you please visit the Salt Works during the opening times listed above
How to get here
The Salt Works is situated on the B5075 (Ollershaw Lane) about a mile from Northwich town centre. It is well signposted (follow the brown signs). Chester is approximately a 30 minute drive away, Liverpool and Manchester are 40 minutes.
We have a large car park which can accommodate coaches. The car park is free for visitors. Use postcode CW9 6ES for satnav.