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Magic of Maps – bumper map day

5 June

| £3

£3 per child
10.30am – 12 noon and 2pm – 4pm
Suitable for children up to the age of 12

Booking in advance is required on 01606 275066.  (Please note you’ll need to make a separate booking if you’d like to visit the museum at the same time.)

With no gyms, swimming or group sports during lockdown, there has been an explosion of interest in walking – with sales of maps soaring to meet people’s demand to explore the great outdoors.

To tap into this exciting new trend and to show how easy and fun map reading can be, the Lion Salt Works Museum is celebrating with a series of child-friendly ‘Magic of Maps’ activities. Children will enjoy finding out how maps and grid references work by exploring and having fun in the grounds of the Salt Works (and the adults they’re with might learn something new too!).

There will also be fun, informal table-top ‘speed-dating style’ mini talks, giving family bubbles the chance to explore more about the magic of maps from a range of map enthusiasts, and Cheshire Records Office will host a display giving details and information about its extraordinary free online map collection.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Archives Department will be supporting this multi-faceted event with a fun online Cheshire Map Adventure competition. Open to all ages (under 16s with permission from their parents).




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