Looking for something to do? We run an eclectic and exciting events and exhibitions programme aimed at both families and adult visitors. It ranges from crafts and performances to road races and much more!
Our special exhibition at Port Sunlight Museum explores how William Lever made his soap company into a household name and worldwide brand. You’ll be able to discover the innovative approach Lever took with advertisements, selling an aspiration rather than just focusing on the product itself, and we tell the stories of some of the company’s most famous publicity campaigns. A display of children’s novelty gifts demonstrates how Lever Brothers encouraged brand loyalty from a young age, and maps and product samples explore how the company organised their travelling salesmen. You can also find out how Port Sunlight itself was tied into the brand image through local scenes appearing on packaging, railway posters, newspaper adverts and company guides taking visitors around the village. This is a very colourful exhibition with nostalgic displays of vintage packaging and a recreated grocers shop.
Summer in Port Sunlight
Folksy Theatre returns this summer for two more outdoor performances in The Dell. Come along and experience fantastic outdoor theatre in a truly unique setting!
Summer Walking Tours – July/August
Take a walking tour around Port Sunlight and discover the fascinating story of William Lever. Unlock the meaning behind the diverse architecture and hear the stories of village life past and present. Summer walking tours take place throughout July and August. The ticket price includes entry into Port Sunlight Museum and the Edwardian worker’s cottage.
All tours start and finish at Port Sunlight Museum. Each tour lasts approx. 90 minutes. Adults £7pp / £6pp concessions.
July tours start at – 11.30am
August tours start at – 11:30am and 2pm
For more information please call our Visitor Services team on: 0151 644 6466
Friday 23rd August: Quentin Blakes ‘Mr Magnolia’
Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mrister Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre’s bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it’s a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by the legendary Quentin Blake. Show starts at 2pm.
Thursday 29th August: William Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’
Folky Theatre present Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious mistaken identity. Filled with Folksy’s wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful production. Show starts at 7pm.
Tickets are available online, but make sure to be quick – these are always sold out shows! www.folksytheatre.co.uk