Museum turns back the clock for Christmas event

Wed 12th December 2018 11.09AM

FAMILIES enjoyed Christmas of yesteryear at Northwich’s Lion Salt Works Museum.

It featured a traditional market, the Rivendell choir, bellringers, historic miniature steam engines engines, craft activities and Father Christmas - complete with reindeer.

This free event was staged by the museum and Marston resident, Iain Stead, a professional music organiser.

Louise Page from Middlewich enjoyed the historic miniature train rides with her son Jack and Liam. She said: “We come to the Museum's pre-school Little Lions group, which is really great, so we were excited to see what they did for Christmas. It was a lovely event with lots to do and it was nice that much of it was free or just donations. The choir was very good and really got us in the festive spirit."

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council said: "This sparkling Victorian Christmas Market was a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season without breaking the bank. I am very grateful to all the organisers, staff, volunteers and people who donated their time and energy into bringing together all the elements that made this Christmas event so special and magical."

The Lion Salt Works features not only the large museum but a café, butterfly garden and imaginatively themed play area. Located next to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Museum welcomes many visitors who tie up at the Museum's moorings.