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 road races and much more!

 

Selling Sunlight  

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.

 

Heritage Open Days Event’s – 19th – 22nd September

To celebrate Heritage Open Days, England’s largest annual festival of history and culture! Port Sunlight are hosting a series of events, talks and tours to enable people to discover more about Port Sunlight Village and its rich history. Join us from Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd September and find an event, talk or tour that interests you!

For more information on Heritage Open Days: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

 Thursday 19th September 2019

The Clubs and Societies of Port Sunlight

Discover the fascinating history of the clubs and societies of Port Sunlight Village.

Always wanted to know more about life in Port Sunlight? Come along and uncover the special clubs and societies of Port Sunlight Village.
The talk is presented by Port Sunlight research volunteer James Hayes, who has been volunteering for Port Sunlight Village Trust since 2012.
The talk will take place in Bridge Cottage Community Hub at 6.30pm and last approx. 90 minutes. Booking is essential.

Venue: Bridge Cottage Community Hub, 23 Park Road, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 4US

Friday 20th September 2019

Reminiscence Workshop – ‘Home-life in Port Sunlight’

A nostalgic look at home life in Port Sunlight throughout the years! Touch, smell and talk through our special handling objects to relive the memories and share your own unique stories.

Come along to our reminiscence workshop and take a nostalgic look back at home life in Port Sunlight. We’ll provide photographs and handling objects that you can touch, smell and talk about together to inspire recollections. Come along and meet people, share memories and enjoy a chat over tea or coffee.

Afterwards, why not join us for a short walking tour of the village to explore some of Port Sunlight’s landmarks.

This is a drop in session. The reminiscence workshop will take at Bridge Cottage Community Hub, between 11am – 12.30pm. The walking tour will take place at 12.30pm – 1pm.

Venue: Bridge Cottage Community Hub, 23 Park Road, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 4US

Saturday 21st September 2019

Port Sunlight Village Walking Tours

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!

Why not discover Port Sunlight up-close and in a very unique way? Take a walking tour around Port Sunlight village and uncover the intriguing story of William Lever, the architecturally interesting buildings, open green spaces, tree lined vistas and village life, past and present.

Tours depart from Port Sunlight Museum at 11.30am and 2pm. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. This is an all-weather event and will take place rain or sunshine!

Booking essential and tours are limited to 20 maximum per tour.

Venue: Port Sunlight Village Museum, 23 King Georges Drive, Port Sunlight Village, Merseyside, CH62 5DX

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Port Sunlight Open Village

Explore behind the scenes of Port Sunlight Village in a truly unique way! Take a peek inside the homes of village residents and the public buildings to discover modern living in Port Sunlight.

Come and experience Port Sunlight like never before! Step inside the homes of village residents and discover what life is like in Port Sunlight today. Visit some of the most architecturally significant buildings across the village including Bridge Cottage, once the home of William Lever.

At Bridge Cottage you will hear stories and tales of the village from staff and volunteers in period costume. Why not lend a helping hand and join in with a favourite Victorian pastime of rag rug making!

Pick up a trail from Port Sunlight Museum and follow the open village route around the village.
Open Village Buildings and Bridge Cottage opening times: 11am – 3pm.
No booking required. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot guarantee full accessibility to all buildings.

Starting Point: Port Sunlight Museum, 23 King George’s Drive, Port Sunlight Village, Merseyside, CH62 5DX

To book

To book a place onto, The Clubs and Societies of Port Sunlight or the Port Sunlight walking tours, please contact our Visitor Services Team.

Booking Contact: Visitor Services Team
Call: 0151 644 6466
Email: info@portsunlightvillage.com