The Weaver Hall Museum

(formerly The Salt Museum)

Situated on London Road on the way into Northwich from the Manchester Road (A556). The museum is housed in part of Weaver Hall, built in 1837 as a workhouse. The museum tells the story of salt working in Cheshire since Roman times. This is Britain’s only Salt Museum, and one of only a very small number of museums worldwide, devoted to the history of this important and essential natural resource.

With original artifacts, models, reconstructions and audio-visual programmes, the history of the salt industry is graphically brought to life. Not only does the museum look at salt working through the centuries and its impact upon the people and local environment, but also looks at the importance of salt in our lives today.

Educational and group visits are welcome, and the salt reference collection and library are open to researchers, teachers and party organisers on request.

A Coffee Shop and Souvenir & Gift Shop are available on site.

Opening Times. Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Monday – Closed, excluding school holidays and Bank Holidays.

For enquiries and group bookings, call 01606 271640