This website is now an archive of the restoration and should only be used as a resource. Please visit the Lion Salt Works website for the most up-to-date information.

Welcome to the Lion Salt Works blog

The Lion Salt Works is a historic brine salt making site that is being restored and transformed into a unique heritage attraction. Led by Cheshire West and Chester Council, this £8million project will see the site reborn as a fascinating destination for tourists, day visitors and families and a valued resource for local communities, businesses and heritage interest groups.

Located in the village of Marston, close to the town of Northwich, the site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal and is close to the historic Anderton Boat Lift. A substantial part of the site is a Scheduled Monument.

Restoration work has now started on the site, with an expected opening in spring 2015. The Lion Salt Works is currently closed to the public.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April 2014 Update: A Tour through the Museum

The  museum experience is beginning to take shape. For the first time the route the visitor takes through the Lion Salt Works can be seen. 

The entrance foyer in Stove House 5
Cloak rooms and toilets to the rear
A cafe with views to Pan 5 outside
From Stove House 5 the visitor walks down via Stove House 4 and Pan House 4 to the Red Lion Inn

The visitor will be able to visit the museum displays in the Red Lion Inn...
From the Red Lion Inn, the visitor passes into Pan House 3
Lift and stairs give access to all
Pan 3, surrounded by a balustrade
The walkway passes over the flues
...or passes north into Stove House 3
The walkway gives a circular route around the stove houses
...with stairs into the warehouses

From the warehouse of Stove House 3, the visitor passes into Stove House 4

Museum displays will be present in Stove House 4...
...with views of the crushing machine

To be continued......

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