The Lion Salt Works Museum in Cheshire was successfully opened to the public on 5 June 2015.
BECK were honoured to be part of the team delivering the project, undertaking the role of exhibition fit out contractor. BECK worked with RFA Design to deliver the full fit out which includes theatrical lighting, AV hardware and software, interactive exhibits and setworks. In one of the pan houses, the melodramatic lighting, sound and film evokes the giant clouds of steam once produced by the site’s huge salt-boiling pans.
The new museum is part of the Cheshire West and Chester Council four-years restoration project to renovate the crumbling 19th century building; one of the last three historic open-pan salt-making sites in the world. The project provides a fascinating and fresh insight into the story of salt; explaining the national significance of Cheshire’s salt industry and how it shaped the local people, economy and landscape today.