Lion Salt Works voted UK ‘Best Heritage’ project in National Lottery Awards
August 11, 2016

Lion Salt Works is celebrating winning the accolade of UK’s ‘Best Heritage’ project in this year’s National Lottery Awards yesterday, the sixth award for the museum since opening last June after a four year restoration project led by Donald Insall Associates. Museum staff and volunteers were presented with the trophy on a large steam engine by TV chef Ainsley Harriott (pictured). The awards ceremony, ‘The National Lottery Stars’, will broadcast on BBC One on 12th September.

Ainsley Harriott said: “This is a fantastic project, not just for the 15,000 people who have already visited but for future generations of visitors. It is great that National Lottery players have helped to bring to life the importance of Cheshire salt, which was used worldwide to salt fish and make cheese among other things.”

A detailed case study of the project is available in Review 2015, written by Simon Malam, our Associate Director who led the Lion Salt Works project.

Lion Salt Works voted UK ‘Best Heritage’ project in National Lottery Awards