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“A fascinating place to explore.”

Port Sunlight Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The perfect place to begin your journey exploring this historic garden village. The Museum tells the story of industrialist William Lever and how he created a high quality village to house the workers at his soap factory. The story of the village is told through film shows, artefacts, archive photographs and models. Displays also explore Port Sunlight at War, the events around the first gig The Beatles played with Ringo Starr which happened in the village, and stories behind some of the famous products made here, such as Sunlight & Lifebuoy soap. Entry to the museum also includes access to the Edwardian worker's cottage. This new attraction, next door to the main museum building, has recreated this historic building as it might have looked in 1913.
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We visited here whilst on holiday in Liverpool in January. Port Sunlight itself is a beautiful village with over 900 Grade 2 listed buildings. We bought a map from the museum, and thoroughly enjoyed walking round the village. We ended up back at the museum, which is a fascinating place to explore, where the history of the area is vividly brought to life. They have a nice cafe too, and the Lady Lever art gallery nearby. Port Sunlight really is the perfect afternoon out.

Thank Martin D
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Full of what you might expect to see in Lever's famous Port sunlight village, with a handy shop for interesting souvenirs, and a cafe for refreshments which is useful when visiting all the other village attractions. Probably a bit pricey, but I was fortunate to call on the annual Heritage Day when it was free..

Thank KevtheExplorer
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Totally unexpected place. We only called into Port Sunlight after seeing it on TV but ended up spending all day there. The Gallery is fascinating. There is just soo much to see if you enjoy art. I still can't beleive that one man collected so many works of art. The audio guide was very interesting and informative. The cafe was good value for money too.

The museum is small & mainly consists of a film about William Lever. It too was interesting & he seems to have been a man ahead of his time with a good attitude towards his workers (I like the idea of a 6 hour working day!)

1  Thank ElaineWal
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Loved it. Amazing paintings if you love Pre-Raphaelites you will be happy. Also the history of how William Hesketh-Lever started collecting art to advertise his soap and this grew into an amazing and diverse collection and how he wanted to expose his workers to culture and beauty. What an incredible man and philanthropist,

Thank florabella036
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

A museum filled with beautiful pieces collected by Lord Lever on his worldwide travels. A forward thinking man, Lever designed and built Port Sunlight Village for his workforce and did an amazing job. The houses and gardens are stunning and the village has 2 tea shops and a gift shop. Children are made welcome at the art gallery, and a visit to the crypt for refreshments is a must. Overall, a lovely and worthwhile day out.

Thank juujuu1
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