- The Salt Museum works to conserve and promote the history of the Cheshire salt industry and the communities of the Cheshire salt towns. Roughly 200 million years ago, in the Triassic era vast, salt deposits were laid down under what is now the county of Cheshire in England. Since before Roman times people have been extracting and trading this salt - an activity which has had an incalculable effect on the region's history and development. Even today Cheshire is the only place in Britain where salt is produced on a large scale.
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse