A FREE day of family fun with science talks and experiments will be taking place at The Lion Salt Works Museum.

The event is happening on Sunday, May 13 from 12.30pm to 4pm.

The afternoon is a celebration of Cheshire’s huge natural reserves of salt and will explore its rich heritage with interactive drama and science experiments.

This year’s programme also includes contemporary worship with the Bishop of Birkenhead, Rt Rev Keith Sinclair.

Lisa Harris, director of place strategy, Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Last year’s Salt Sunday was a great success and we are delighted that the Bishop of Birkenhead and Salt Sunday are coming ‘home’ to the Lion Salt Works.

“Cheshire enjoys a thriving chemical industry because salt was a natural catalyst for the early chemical industry and salt is also a key ingredient in our famous Cheshire cheese.

“For centuries jobs and prosperity have resulted from open-pan, salt-making and salt mining and this legacy continues with numerous salt and salt-related industries still providing employment.

“Salt Sunday is a great way of celebrating salt this versatile resource.”

Rt Rev Keith Sinclair, Bishop of Birkenhead, said: “Salt is a wonderful God-given resource for the North-West and Salt Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the benefits it has brought everyone.

“This is a fun, vibrant and joyful event and I look forward to welcoming people from across the county and the beyond.”

For more information contact 01606 275037 or visit www.westcheshiremuseums.com