LION SALT WORKS
Opened in 1894, the Lion Salt Works, which stands by the canal near Northwich, was one of many such works in this part of Cheshire, operating for almost a century until 1986. Following closure, this last remaining ‘open pan’ works has been preserved as a museum. It shows how the salt works operated and illustrates the impact of salt on mid-Cheshire’s people, economy and landscape. The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays all year, and the site also includes a Café, gift shop, butterfly garden and play area.