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The Salt Museum

162 London Road

Britain's Only Salt Museum

Cheshire has been a centre of the salt industry for some 2,000 years and today it is the only place in Britain where salt is produced on a large scale. The Salt Museum, housed in the old Northwich Workhouse, tells the fascinating story of this unique industrial heritage. Videos, models, old photographs, paintings and traditional working tools will help the whole family discover a completely new side to something we all take for granted. Mining, working conditions, subsidence, transport history and much more will come alive.

Educational Service

A tailored service is provided to all groups, which may include guided walks, hands on science and living history sessions. Groups as varied as Cub Scouts, schools, WI and universities enjoy a visit to the Salt Museum. Ask the Community and Education Officer for details.


  • There is a free car park, coffee shop, gift shop, toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The introductory video is installed with induction loop.
  • All galleries are now fully accessible following the installation of a lift.
  • There is ready wheelchair access to the ground floor shop, coffee shop and temporary exhibition gallery and an accessible toilet.

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    The Salt Museum Postcode for SatNav: CW9 8AB


    +44 (0)1606 271 640
    +44 (0)1606 403 94
    +44 (0)1606 350 420

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