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Fascinating Fossils at the Lion Salt Works

17 - 18 October 2015
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Social event, Workshop
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Earth Science Week 2015, Lion Salt Works
Lion Salt Works, Northwich
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Come and join us at the Lion Salt Works to discover the wonderful world of Fascinating Fossils!  Take a trip back in time, and discover what fossils can tell us about the Earth millions of years ago! 

Suitable for children and adults, Fascinating Fossils will involve handling fossilised dinosaur poo, petting a trilobite and everyone will take home a fossilised shark’s tooth. For budding palaeontologists there will also be tips about where and how fossils can be found ‘in the wild’. Studying fossils helps scientists piece together the history of life, past climates and ancient landscapes and this will be an exciting ride through millions of years of geological time.

The workshops are run by Northwich-born Cathrene Rowell, who will answer your questions about fossils and geology in general. Cathrene has been a hobby fossil collector since an early age, and is currently a PhD student at Keele University, studying subsidence as a result of salt and brine extraction in Cheshire. She is a member of the Geologists’ Association and a Fellow of The Geological Society.


10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm each day


Free with admission to the Salt Works: 

Adult £6.25
Concession £5.50
Child £4.00
Other family and concessionary prices available

Further information

The Lion Salt Works is one of the last four open-pan, salt-making sites in the world and its importance is recognised by its status as an Ancient Scheduled Monument as well as an Anchor point for the European Route of Industrial Heritage, a network of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. The Museum, opened in June this year, has already won two prestigious restoration awards.

In addition to a café, gift shop, butterfly garden there is an imaginative play area and plenty of free parking.