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Lion Salt Works

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GoGinnyGo wrote a review Sep 2020
Ventura, California60 contributions23 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this place, and learned a lot. Social distancing is easy as it is a large site and one-way system. One of 3 (?) in the world. Supposedly one in Colorado (USA). This is well-restored and maintained.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from KateH3841, Manager at Lion Salt Works
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Hi GoGinnyGo, really pleased you enjoyed the visit. Lion Salt Works is one of 4 of its kind in the world and the only one in the UK. The thing I love is that everything starts with the geology and the salt beneath out feet: communities, industry, landscapes.
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Mike wrote a review Sep 2020
Glossop, United Kingdom186 contributions39 helpful votes
Good explanation of the history of the local salt industry from Roman times to the present day. The self guided tour follows a set route through the museum and takes about an hour to an hour and a half. There were some interactive models of salt making that didn’t make a lot of sense. Press a button and there is some gurgling of water and a handle to turn but nothing visible or any explanation. Some of the displays were good but it lacks some real salt making going on, even if just at a smaller scale.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from KateH3841, Manager at Lion Salt Works
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Thanks for your review, railway_chap. We'll check the 'watercycle' interactive is working properly - it may be worth some additional explanation. There is also the Lion Salt Works Tour on Youtube which anyone can watch before, during or after a visit. We usually make salt at events weekends and hope to get back to this next year.
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Breck wrote a review Aug 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
Extremely interesting museum, lots to see and read and watch. Interactive for kids. Little children’s play area for picnic. You need to book by phone as parties are spaced 15 minutes apart and staff were cleaning as we walked round. We did wear masks as per guidelines but there weren’t other people near us at all. Interesting to learn the process of salt making and how Flashes were formed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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GregoryB wrote a review Feb 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom319 contributions178 helpful votes
Tucked away on a quiet road in the Cheshire countryside is the Lion Salt Works Museum. The friendly staff explained a little to us before we went off exploring by ourselves. These historical museums are hidden gems and tell the story of how salt came to be found in Cheshire in years gone by. The conditions weren't always good for the workers but the information and exhibits are brilliantly informative and displayed. A small plus is that your admission ticket is valid for a while afterwards so you can visit another museum nearby. Play area for children, cafe and parking. Really excellent - well done to the staff there and Cheshire Council for preserving this piece of history.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Thecurioustraveller3 wrote a review Feb 2020
North West England, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Rare historical treat, informative and are shown all the processes of extracting salt from brine. More to see here than expected, so really interesting. Lovely cafe for snacks, staff friendly and prepared to answer questions. Don’t forget to see the Anderson canal lift nearby.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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