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Definitely worth a visit

Lovely day spent at Port Sunlight. A really lovely place with amazing history. We went on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janet W
Loughton, United Kingdom
A small museum but packed with info on how this amazing village vision was realised

A small museum but a lot of information in a variety of displays, audio, visual and activities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
23 King Georges Drive | Port Sunlight Village Trust, Port Sunlight CH62 5DX, England
+44 151 644 6466
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely day spent at Port Sunlight. A really lovely place with amazing history. We went on the walking tour which is available from the Museum in August - lasted 2 hours and definitely worth the money. The architecture is amazing and they way the whole...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum but a lot of information in a variety of displays, audio, visual and activities. There is lots of portable stool seating in this museum which is great as it's often tiring touring places. There is a cafe upstairs. There is also a...More

Thank merry707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this place was fabulous. We had a guided tour on a coach and the history is amazing. You can walk round but if you can have a tour i would. There is so much to learn. Truly fasinating its just unbeleivable ... after...More

Thank Jamkayjay4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I paid for my entry ( and guide book ) with Gift Aid which means you can visit again FOC in that year. The museum is relatively compact but nicely laid oout and very interesting, telling the story of the village and factory- plus a...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This remarkable place illustrates the concern and consideration the owners of large organisations had for their employees, unlike today. Many people would find these homes and facilities very comfortable and desirable today. Indeed in London such homes today would be likely to fetch a great...More

Thank Dai P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lever was the first soap manufacturer to produce a soap that did NOT strip off the skin with the soil and germs! He housed his workers in larger, airier homes and reduced infant mortality here to 50% the then national average. He had health and...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend the Walking Tour of Port Sunlight Village spent a full afternoon with excellent guide who explained the history of village many thanks to Guide Jean from Southport U3A Local History Group

Thank Terry O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum is set in a picturesque village which was created to house the workers of the Sunlight soap factory in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Museum itself is small, but has very interesting and informative exhibits. Next door is one...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit Port Sunlight. The name has always caught my imagination and I'm interested in the philanthropic and reform ideals of some Victorian entrepeneurs, liberals and non conformists. Whether you already know a little or nothing about the Lever family and how...More

1  Thank chillBerko
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A delightful museum telling story of the soap industry and the Lever family. There is also a 1910 house on view. The Village is beautiful to walk round, neat,clean and tidy. The Lady Lever Museum is opposite, full of everything they collected during their lifetime,...More

1  Thank Catherine T
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Marilyn S
4 April 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs aren’t allowed in the museum or workers cottage but can be walked all around the village.
4 March 2018|
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Response from Amy W | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for all the replies to the question. Details of opening times are below taken from the internet. Port Sunlight Village... More
23 February 2017|
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Response from One-Gerry-G | Reviewed this property |
It is a small exhibition all on one level with a level entry from the street. The staff there are very helpful and friendly and will assist those with difficulties.