What’s on

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 dog shows and road races.

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Special Exhibition: What’s Behind the U?

behind the USince the beginnings of Port Sunlight in 1888 to today’s global company, Unilever make some of the world’s most popular brands.  This special exhibition, in partnership with Unilever’s Archives and Records Management team, uncovers the amazing innovations and fascinating stories behind Unilever’s many products and lets you discover what is made behind the Port Sunlight factory wall.

Worker’s Cottage – Our new worker’s cottage experience allows visitors to explore an original home in the village portrayed as it may have looked when first built in 1913.  Visiting the cottage is included in your museum admission.  The cottage has slightly shorter opening hours than our main museum displays but is still open daily from 11am-4pm.

Special Events

Daily throughout August 2017 – Guided walking tours around Port Sunlight – 11.30am and 2pm each day, starting at Port Sunlight Museum.


Wednesday 23rd August 2017 – Safari around The Dell – animal trail and family crafts at the Lyceum

Thursday 7th September 2017 – Preserving our Heritage – an evening talk by Port Sunlight Village Trust’s heritage team at the Lyceum.

Sunday 10th September 2017 – Open Village – Explore buildings across Port Sunlight

Sunday 10th September 2017 – Handmade Fair – Vintage-inspired crafts at the Lyceum and Church Hall

Wednesday 11th October – The Piper’s Tale – folklore, music and history exploring the role of the English bagpiper.  Part of Wirral Arts Festival, at the Lyceum.

Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October 2017 – Creepy Crafts and Spooky Stories – Halloween themed family fun in the Lyceum

Thursday 9th November – Port Sunlight on the Eve of the War – evening talk exploring life in the village in 1913-4, at the Lyceum.

Saturday 25th November 2017 – Make Do and Merry – A festive fair with vintage crafts at the Lyceum and Church Hall

Thursday 30th November 2017 – Treasures from the Unilever Archive – an evening presentation exploring some of the highlights and significant stories from Unilever Port Sunlight.  At the Lyceum.