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Heritage Steam Festival

24 July - 25 July

| Free

11am – 4.30pm each day

The Lion Salt Works Museum is one of the country’s foremost industrial heritage museums and nothing suits this atmospheric site better than having full-size and miniature traction engines in full steam.

The free Heritage Steam Festival will include up to three large steam traction engines and 13 miniature steam engines, as well as a selection of other vintage commercial vehicles.

Access to the Festival is not dependent on visiting the Museum, and there is no charge to visit the café, play area or butterfly garden – which is in full bloom. Parking is free.

Steam engines on display during the two-day event will include two 4” scale Burrell double crank compound Road Locos, “Lady Louisa’ and “Alexander” as well as ‘Bessie’ a 3” scale Marshall traction engine, “Endurance” a 4” scale Tasker A2 Tractor and “Tommy” a 3” scale Burrell traction engine. Children will be able to ride on some of the mini traction engines at a cost of £1 per child. These engines come courtesy of Clive Hearsay and other local steam enthusiasts.

There will be ‘live music’ at the Salt Barge pub across the road from the Museum.


To ensure visitors feel safe when attending, the advice is to:

  • Carry out and have a negative Lateral Flow Test 24h prior to attending the event.
  • That people should do a symptoms check prior to leaving home.
  • That people consider their own measures prior to attending, which could include face masks inside and some social distancing in busy areas.
  • Visitors are also encouraged to download and log their Covid status on the NHS app.


24 July
25 July
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Lion Salt Works
Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6ES United Kingdom
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