Open Village Our popular Open Village event returns on Sunday 10th September as part of Wirral History and Heritage Open Days and we’re celebrating the rich heritage and creative talent of Port Sunlight with over a dozen fascinating buildings open free of charge. Among those taking part is the Gladstone Theatre, which will be offering tours telling the stories of the building, the Old Schoolroom at the Lyceum will host the popular Handmade Fair with the very best in contemporary craft and design, and at Lever House visitors will be able to discover the work of Unilever Archives. Our Worker’s Cottage at 22 King George’s Drive will be brought to life with Edwardian living history and Tame Valley Vintage & Classic Car Group will display their vehicles on the green beside the museum. Several residents are opening their homes to give visitors a chance to explore the historic cottages. Most buildings will be open 11am-4pm, a few have slightly shorter opening hours. A full list and location map of all participating properties will be available on the day from Port Sunlight Museum, open from 10am. This will be a perfect way to explore the village and discover something new!
2014 is a pivotal year for Wirral maintains Chief Executive Members of the Port Sunlight Village Trust have been toasting a special year following the area’s 125th celebrations and have also just revealed that 2013’s hugely successful Port Sunlight Village 10k/5k Road Race will be held again next year on Sunday 11th May 2014. The event is expected to attract even more enthusiasts in spite of 2013’s record participation. That’s the belief of Lionel Bolland, Chief Executive of Port Sunlight Village Trust who jointly organises the event with BTR Events, which oversaw this year’s race along with the recent headline-grabbing Liverpool Santa Dash. Mr Bolland said: “2013 was a bumper year for entries into the 10k and 5k races. The family atmosphere on the day was the perfect warm up for our Festival that took place later in the year and we knew from fellow organisers BTR Events that a race in 2014 would create even greater demand and we’re already seeing that.” He added: “We’re releasing this news on the back of what’s been a special year for the Village and the Trust overall. It’s been 12 months of celebration for us in many ways. In February, Port Sunlight Museum completed a major refurbishment of the gift shop, new visitor signage, the creation of a special exhibitions gallery and improvements to the permanent exhibitions, enabling us to tell more of the Port Sunlight story. “We […]
If you dare to walk the trail, be prepared for what you might find……… Saturday 26th October 2013 Choose from 6.45pm / 8.00pm or 9.15pm Take the scare trail of Port Sunlight, wear suitable clothing, you may be some time…… Tickets £11.00 per person, which includes free admission into Port Sunlight Museum Call 0151 644 6466 to book
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