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Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village

5.8km
23 King Georges Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral. CH62 5DX • (0151) 644 6466
Port Sunlight Museum, Wirral
Port Sunlight Museum, Wirral

Port Sunlight Museum lies at the heart of this garden village and is an ideal place to start your visit. Visitors to the Museum will meet the village's creator 'Soap King' William Hesketh Lever and discover his vision for the village and its residents.

Find out about the architects who designed the houses, principal buildings and landscapes, and what influenced them. Experience what it was like to live and work in Port Sunlight during the Edwardian and Victorian periods. Take a look at the large scaled model of the village and see a typical Port Sunlight house reduced down to model proportions, plus see the vast array of historical items on display in cases from the village's past.

Located in the original Girl's Club building on King George's Drive, Port Sunlight Museum opened its doors to the public in August 2006 replacing the long-serving Heritage Centre on Greendale Road.

Port Sunlight is unique and those who visit for the first time are usually astonished at what they discover. It is argued to be the finest surviving example of early urban planning in the UK. The late 19th Century village was built by William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) to house his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers which eventually turned into the global giant Unilever. The village is set in 130 acres of beautifully maintained parkland with a mature treescape. Approximately 900 houses have been built along with some larger 'principal' buildings. Nearly every building in the village is Grade II listed and two sections of the landscape are included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

Features:

Free Entry at Certain Times, Light Refreshments Available.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Port Sunlight Village is open at all times and is free to visit.
Port Sunlight Museum is open 10am-5pm daily (please check the website for any late changes).
Adult £4.50, Child £3.25, Senior £4, Family £13.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located west of Liverpool across the River Mersey in Port Sunlight.

Getting There:

National Rail Bebington railway station: Ten minutes walk.

Parking:

Free onsite parking available.

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Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, 23 King Georges Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral. CH62 5DX • (0151) 644 6466

Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020

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