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Port Sunlight Museum

23 King Georges Drive | Port Sunlight Village Trust, Port Sunlight CH62 5DX, England
+44 151 644 6466
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Great insight into Port Sunlight and Lord Leverhulme. Good tea room and shop. Sells the Sunlight... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rubyrimmer
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manchester, england
Really interesting about the development of the place and the company

This small museum tells the amazing story of how William Lever started from his father's shop to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan S
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Northampton, 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 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.
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23 King Georges Drive | Port Sunlight Village Trust, Port Sunlight CH62 5DX, England
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+44 151 644 6466
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Reviewed yesterday

Great insight into Port Sunlight and Lord Leverhulme. Good tea room and shop. Sells the Sunlight soap too.

Thank rubyrimmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum tells the amazing story of how William Lever started from his father's shop to develop Sunlight soap, and grew a business which became the international firm Unilever. And alongside being an amazing entrepreneur he showed great concern for his employees. Alongside the...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to port sunlight village and museum, what an absolute gem this place is. Beautiful village, the architecture is amazing. It’s very relaxing and reasonably quiet to enjoy the surroundings, loved it. Dogs are allowed in the village itself and in the garden centre...More

Thank Ellen B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited alone, wonderful museum, friendly staff, clean! Wonderful village, would indeed revisit again with family

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First.. you need not be an old age pensioner but it helps to be heading in that direction.. Second.. an interest in art.. social history and a respect of socio-industrial relations combined with.. as our day here.. a lovely warm sunny day of relaxation and...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended to visit this place and we really enjoyed it. Although it is not the biggest museum it does contain a lot of information. The film that we were shown was really well made. The cottage next door was a great example...More

Thank Cheshire174
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a scientist I found this museum fascinating but also the entrepreneurship and philanthropy of the founder interesting since it so reflected the chemical industry of the time. Beautiful village and Lady Lever Art Gallery also extremely interesting. A good day trip.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

It's a small museum but lots of lovely exhibits and helpful staff. Loved visiting the cottage next door. We bought a walking map there which was great as it meant we could then visit the other highlights of Port Sunlight.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Port Sunlight for a "recce" for a school party trip. Parked easily, visited the museum and followed the local trail. The museum was small but had a lot of information on display boards; a good video helped. £4.25 per adult was a bit...More

Thank chris h
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely museum about a great man and company. Such a fascinating documentation of social history about Lever and his aims and hopes for his workers. Just the right amount to read, and the video is lovely. Great activity for children (young and old!)...More

Thank jrb-4
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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.
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parkybellsters
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
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CEANTHOS
22 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.
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