Lion Salt Works
In 1986 the Lion Salt Works closed after the collapse of the West African salt market. It was purchased by Vale Royal Borough Council to prevent its demolition. A charitable trust has been established and a project is now underway to restore the site as a working industrial museum, demonstrating the production of salt by the ancient method of open pan evaporation.
A Stage 1 pass of £4.96m was given to the project by the HLF. The Trust is now seeking to raise £2m in match funding to submit a Stage 2 bid.
Museum, Industrial heritage site
Donations welcomed - suggestion of Adults £1.00 Children and OAP's 50p
Archaeology, Archives, Industry, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- History of salt production by the ancient method of open pan evaporation.
Lion Salt Works Museum - Spooktacular Trick or Treat "Night of Frights"
- 29 October 2016 4:30-6:30pm
A ‘night of frights’ will entertain children aged 4-9 years old as they meet ghostly characters on a spooky trail of the Museum. Everyone is encouraged to wear their scariest costume so that they can ‘trick and treat’ with these ghoulish figures before listening to spooky stories about the mysterious happenings at the salt works. The tours take place at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Normal entry charges to the Museum apply and tickets can be bought in advance by calling 01606 275066
Adult £6.25 Concession £5.50
Family ticket (adult and two children) £16.40
Family annual pass: £50.00
Other family and concessionary prices available
Lion Salt Works