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Port Sunlight Museum
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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 16 October 2013

This was an unexpected gem and so much more interesting than I expected. We had booked a day trip to Port Sunlight and found the museum incredibly informative. It's not very large and there's quite a lot of panels to read through but we found them all to have something to grab your attention within them, there's also a short film that helps tie everything together. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour around the village itself which was full of interesting snippets

Thank MadgeBingley
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Port Sunlight is a very attractive village & well worth a visit. The museum was well laid out & took us through the history of the village. There is a film which gives an account of the factory & the development of the village for its workers. The workers were well catered for as were their children, & education & recreational activities were provided.
All the properties & gardens are immaculate.

Thank Ralph159
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We only drove through the village when we were on a coach trip to Liverpool but it would really be well worth a visit and to have a really knowledgeable guide to tell you all about it's history. What our driver did tell us was that it was built by the Lever family for their workers who produced the famous Sunlight soap and it is still owned by them today, although the business has been taken over, and they control who lives in the properties. All the properties and gardens are immaculate. A real tribute to a family who really cared about their workers and their welfare.

Thank R P T
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

After living on Merseyside for the best part of 50 years I had never been to Port Sunlight. What a great experience it was. The village is so well kept and picturesque and the Museums are a great experience. I could have spent more time here- Great fro kids also- would highly recommend

Thank bunnySouthport
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We visited here with a group and had a lovely tour guide called Geraldine and she was excellent and had a vast knowledge of the history and interesting facts that could take you back to a time when the poor were struggling and William Hesketh Lever transformed good conditions for workers with housing too. The village is charming and it is definitely worth a visit to the art gallery and tea rooms too. Well done Port Sunlight Museum I loved it will come back again

Thank worldwidetraveller64
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