The project will restore part of the existing schedule monument so that salt making will be a permanent feature of the existing Lion Salt Works Museum. The facility will be primarily to demonstrate to visitors the techniques of open pan salt making method. This method was used throughout the salt fields of Cheshire for over 100 years and produce the wealth which underpinned the local economy. Salt and salt making came to define this part of Cheshire and led to the establishment of the UK Chemical Industry. It is our ambition to invite the locals with the knowledge to preserve it through volunteering at the site. At present, there is no working salt pan. We want to engage with the local schools and be able to offer the working pan as a resource for science, technology and arts.
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Why it's a great idea:
The project will complete the offer at the salt museum and preserve the skills that were essential in making the wealth of this region It will help with the story of Cheshire salt, which is its hidden history.
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About the space
CW9 6ES The Lion Salt Works was the last working open pan works.It is located on the Cheshire brine field and closed in the 1980s
Cheshire West and Chester
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