This is a museum based on the original salt works built in 1894 and closed in 1986, it has been reconstructed using the original buildings and machinery. you are led imaginatively with audio and sound projections, following the extraction as brine to the packaging of the finished product before being dispatched along the canal bordering the site. There has been a long history of salt production in Cheshire from way before the Romans who paid their armies with salt ( salary comes from this). the three local towns with names ending in which all owe their growth to the trade in salt. Northwich itself had a great advantage in that it is based on two rivers which led to boat building, and easy transport. at one time there were more than 400 brine wells in Northwich There is still salt but now it is mined nearby, and supplies among other things all the salt we need for de-icing roads in winter.
The museum has a cafe,and gift shop and there is a butterfly garden and a playground for the children.
There is also a lift to the upper floors but the floors can be a bit uneven.
Admission is £5.50 for pensioners and car parking is free.
Closed on Mondays.