Spooktacular halloween events for all at Salt Works Museum | Knutsford Times

Spooktacular halloween events for all at Salt Works Museum

By on October 16, 2017

The award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire will be  offering visitors three spooktacular Halloween events at historic and atmospheric site.

Children will be spell-bound with a fun and safe ‘Museums at Night’ Trick or Treat trail on Saturday 28 October and on Tuesday 31 October can get into the spirit by making some scary decorations. For teenagers and adults, things take a much darker turn with a sinister, spine-chilling ‘Halloween Special’ – the third in the museum’s ‘A Series of Unscrupulous Events series on Tuesday 31 October.

This evening event is part of the national Museums at Night festival. This a UK-wide festival of late night openings in museums and galleries, produced by Culture24the Brighton-based arts charity. Booking is essential for each event to avoid disappointment.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “The Museum is the perfect atmospheric backdrop for these creepy tours and ghostly crimes. Certainly last year’s programme was a tremendous success with children and parents alike enjoying the safe and fun ‘trick and treat’ setting.  I’m glad that teenagers and adults won’t miss out on the ghostly fun – in what promises to be another spooktacular night to remember.”

The winner of eight  awards since opening in 2015, the Museum tells the story of salt and its importance regionally and globally. The Museum, one of the last open-pan, salt-making sites in the world is an Ancient Scheduled Monument.

The Museum has a series of fun, interactive displays, including a sound and light show simulating the billowing steam of the open-pans as well as a subsiding house. It has a play area, shop, café and butterfly garden. There is plenty of free parking on site.

For more information, or how to book call g 01606 275066 or visit westcheshiremuseums.co.uk

About Lucy Thorpe

Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email news@knutsfordtimes.co.uk

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