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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

Wednesday 21st February 2018 – Making Monsters –  Family activities for half term at the Old Schoolroom in the Lyceum.  Design your own monster mask, create a creature and follow a monster trail around the Dell.  Drop in any time between 10.30am-3pm, allow around an hour for the activities.  £2.50 per child.

Wednesday 4th April 2018 – Create a Castle  – Family activities for the school holidays at the Old Schoolroom in the Lyceum.  Take inspiration from architecture in the village and make a mini-castle.  Then follow a knight’s quest trail around the Dell.  Drop in any time between 10.30am-3pm, allow around an hour for the activities. £2.50 per child.

Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Soapy Science – Family activities for the school holidays at the Old Schoolroom in the Lyceum.  Discover some of the science behind the soaps made in Port Sunlight, try some experiments with colour changes, fizzes and pops, and make a mini bar of soap to take away. £2.50 per child.

Sunday 17th June 2018 – Port Sunlight Road Race – The return of the 10k & 5k races and children’s 1k fun run through the beautiful streets and boulevards of our garden village.

Friday 17th August 2018 – The Princess and the Giant – Folksy Theatre return to Port Sunlight for another of their wonderful children’s shows.  Outdoor theatre in the Dell.  More details and ticket information available from March 2018.

Thursday 30th August 2018 – Love’s Labours Lost – The wonderful Folksy Theatre bring their latest production of a Shakespeare favourite to Port Sunlight, performing it in the Dell, on the spot where Victorian villagers enjoyed outdoor theatre and only yards away from where a replica of Shakespeare’s birthplace once stood!  More details and ticket infomation available from March 2018.