museums and attractions

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Lion Salt Works

Restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, close to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, and the historic Anderton Boat Lift.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


The Lion Salt Works Trust


Ollershaw Lane Marston Northwich Cheshire CW9 6ES

Open days

Feb-Oct Tue-Sun & BHol 1030-1700. Nov-Jan closes 1600, (Last entry one hour earlier). (Closed 24-25 Dec & 1 Jan.)


By Rail: Northwich / 1.5 miles

When exploring the site and its restored buildings, you will discover how the salt works operated and the impact of salt on mid-Cheshire’s people, economy and landscape.

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