Group visits

Lion Salt WorksGroups of every kind are welcome at the Lion Salt Works. We ask that you book your visit in advance so that we can make sure the site doesn’t get over-crowded.

Group admission charge

Groups of up to 10 people: £56 (minimum charge)

Each additional person costs £5.90.

The maximum group size we can accommodate is 36.

Group tours

We offer pre-booked guided tours of the site, lasing approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The tour charge is in addition to the admissions charge.

Group tour for up to 30 people: £33 (minimum charge)

Each additional person costs £3.60.

To make sure everyone has the best experience possible, we may split large groups into smaller groups for tours. The Lion Salt Works is perfectly designed for salt production, however fitting large tour groups into some of the wonkier-shaped buildings is a little tricky!

To book, please email us at the Salt Works or ring 01606 275066 with your preferred dates and times, your group name, group leader’s name, group numbers and any special requirements.

Tours are available during our normal opening hours (see further down the page).

School Visits

The Lion Salt Works currently has a range of learning sessions for schools. More information can be found here.

Opening hours

Salt Works Museum

10.30am–5pm  last entry to the museum 4pm

Closed all Mondays except bank holiday Mondays.

Play Area and Butterfly Garden

9am–5.20pm Monday to Sunday

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.