About Port Sunlight
Welcome to Port Sunlight, the village founded by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888. The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and a thriving community.
At Port Sunlight our history is brought to life through trails, tours, re-enactments, displays and a fun events programme. However, there is also much to learn about our heritage through this site. Why did Lever build Port Sunlight? Why is the village important? How is the village managed and protected today?
Explore our website before you explore our village.