Free fun on Super Salt Saturday, 18 March, at Cheshire's award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum - featuring free Animate! performance
20 February 2017On Saturday 18 March, between 10.30am – 4.30pm, the multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum will hold an action-packed, free ‘Super Salt Saturday’ to mark British Science Week. There will be a salt-boiling display, an opportunity to make salty bath bombs and attend a ‘making salt’ workshop. There will also be free arts activities for children based around the theme of salt. In the afternoon the museum is delighted to be featuring a free performance of the ‘Saltscape Sessions’ by Animate! and Mid-Cheshire College, inspired by the salt heritage of the area. Visitors do not have to pay an entry charge to the Museum in order to take part in any of the free activities. For more information go to lionsaltworks.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk or call the Museum on 01606 275040.
The timetable for the day is as follows:
Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Salt defines Cheshire and because salt is an important catalyst in many chemical processes, it is one of the reasons why our region has always had a thriving chemical industry.”
“As one of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the world, the Lion Salt Works Museum is the ideal location for promoting British Science Week. We are delighted that Saltscape’s Animate! Project in conjunction with Mid-Cheshire College will be adding to the interest and fun of the day with their beautifully planned and choreographed performance.”
Last year, the Lion Salt Works won the UK’s top heritage project 2016 from the National Lottery following a nationwide vote. Owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the Museum tells the story of salt through fun and interactive displays. It also features a popular sound and light show and a ‘subsiding house’. There is free access to an industrially-themed play area and café, shop and butterfly garden. There is plenty of free parking on site.
The Lion Salt Works Museum was re-opened in 2015 after a four-year £10m restoration and has won two national restoration awards since re-opening. The Museum runs an imaginative year-round programme of activities, which this year includes being part of Northwich’s large ‘Easter Extravaganza’ initiative in which it will join Northwich retailers, Northwich Woodlands and the iconic Anderton Boat Lift in providing a day of free family fun on Saturday 15 April.