Platinum Jubilee Picnic and children’s activities

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Open to public, no booking required
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Lion Salt Works Museum
4 June 2022
Lion Salt Works Museum, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES, United Kingdom
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One of the foremost industrial heritage sites in the county, the Museum will be hosting an action-packed day of fun with a Garden Party that will feature music through the decades Special invitations will encourage local people born in 1952 to join the fun.

Everyone is encouraged to bring an outdoor picnic or alternatively buy food and drinks on site. Throughout the day, there will be Jubilee craft activities available for children as well as a small display of royal collection items in the café. Everyone can also enjoy the Butterfly Garden, renamed for the celebration as Jubilee Walk, as well as taking part in the Queen’s Quiz. Children can enjoy themselves on the industrially-themed play area and in a wonderful finale to the day, there will be ‘live’ music at the Salt Barge Inn, the community’s nearby pub.

Ten-times award winner, rated 4.5 on Trip Advisor, the Lion Salt Works Museum tells the story of salt and its impact on the region, landscape and people. This compelling story is told thorough interactive displays, a sound and light show, a ‘subsiding house’ and an automaton.
Re-opened after a four-year £10m restoration in 2015, the Museum is one of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the world and is regarded as such an important industrial heritage site that it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with the same status as Stonehenge.
Located in atmospheric historic buildings, the site also has a large industrially-themed playground, a Butterfly Garden that contains Cheshire’s buddleia collection, a café selling affordable food and a shop selling not-on-the-high street gifts.
There are year-round activities at the Museum including top folk acts, imaginative and cutting-edge plays through the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, an Historic Transport Day (featuring steam engines) as well as a glittering Christmas event.