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THE TRENT & MERSEY CANAL'S LION SALT WORKS MUSEUM, NEAR NORTHWICH, CELEBRATED ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH HELP FROM THE 'SATURN'

Lion Salt Works


Clear skies and sunny weather enhanced the happy and relaxed atmosphere of the Lion Salt Works Museum's first anniversary celebrations this weekend. Visitors from across the region had a chance to enjoy a weekend of free events included 'Bug Hunts' in the Butterfly Garden, science activities staged by Catalyst Discovery Centre in Widnes, 'salt bath bomb' making as well as nature-related activities with Saltscape and Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Visitors also had the chance to explore 'Saturn' an historic narrowboat and on Saturday, to take part in a special 'Science Ceilidh' (to coincide with 'Amazed by Science Week').

Science Ceilidh

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing said: "This weekend was a wonderful end to a tremendous year for the Museum. Visitors coming via land and water threw themselves enthusiastically into the day and it will be a long time before people forget dancing the 'Science Ceilidh' on the grass outside the Museum or touring the 'Saturn' historic boat, moored in the sunshine next to the museum."

"Six awards have been won since the Museum opened and these reflect the hard work of not just our dedicated and enthusiastic staff but the invaluable support we have received from our local partners, trustees and volunteers - many of whom have helped us make this anniversary special by staging events this weekend. In our second year, we look forward to continuing to grow as a Museum, attracting more people to hear the story of Cheshire salt."

The Museum tells the story of salt through fun and interactive displays, including a light and sound show that imitates the large steaming salt pans. In March this year, the Museum won the UK’s top conservation award from the Civic Trust and in May the Restoration Award from Museum+ Heritage. The Museum hosts an exciting year-long programme of activities and more details can be found at westcheshiremuseums.co.uk.

The Lion Salt Works Museum has its own moorings located directly next to the Museum on the Trent & Mersey Canal. It is located just two miles from the Anderton Boat Lift.

For more information, contact: Fiona Young on 01244 851867.