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Cheshire Life 90th
Opens 22 July

An exhibition celebrating 90 years of Cheshire Life, one of the longest-running regional magazines in Europe.


The Salt Works Sessions

Live, acoustic roots music from established legends and upcoming artists.


Little Lions Go Wild
Every Friday during term-time

Planned and developed by trained EYFS staff, our nature-inspired sessions for pre-schoolers mix craft activities, imaginative play, fun stories and song.


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A Brine Romance: the perfect partnership of salt and food

An online exhibition exploring one of the world's longest-running love affairs.


Virtual salt and pepper pots

A selection of fabulous containers, from Betty Boop in a biplane to Bugs Bunny at the piano.


Working Women in Cheshire: Wartime and industry, 1914-1950.

An online exhibition highlighting the essential role women played during both World Wars.


Cheshire Image Bank

This online resource is a collection of digital images of photographs, postcards, prints, slides and negatives, all related to Cheshire.



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Lottery Heritage Award

The Lion Salt Works winning the Lottery Heritage Award.



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


Virtual tour

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

Please note, some of the audio on the video is a little out of date as it was produced during the pandemic when the Salt Works was closed to visitors. The narrator says ‘guided tours are no longer possible’ – ignore that! We are fully open and welcoming visitors to look around the site in real life.


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