We continue to follow many of our Covid precautions for the safety of our visitors and staff, and we strongly encourage visitors to do the same.

Visitor information

Virtual tour

Lion Salt Works is welcoming visitors back. If you’d like a sneak-peek, please click the arrow for a short guide to the inside, outside and history of the Lion Salt Works.


What's on

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Halloween events

Get into the spirit with our spooktacular family activities – some with a climate change twist.

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Virtual salt and pepper pots

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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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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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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What is it, why is it in Cheshire and how does it affect the local landscape?

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