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 new 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 focussing 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.

Special Events

Walking tours
Guided tours of Port Sunlight village will be taking place every day during August – these are a wonderful way to discover the history of this unique industrial worker’s village and William Lever’s legacy. Starting and finishing at Port Sunlight Museum, tours are at 11.30am and 2pm daily, and visitors can book in advance or pay on arrival. The cost is £7 (£6 concessions) and includes entry to Port Sunlight Museum and the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage.

Family Activities
Taking this summer’s Folksy Theatre production THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT as inspiration, join us for a series of fun family craft activities in the Lyceum:

  • 8th August – ROYALTY: Decorate a crown to wear and make paper bunting!
  • 15th August – FAIRYTALES – plant a beanstalk and make a hanging decoration
  • 22nd August – DRAMA – make your own puppets and masks

We’ll also have outdoor trails in the nearby Dell for children to discover who is hiding behind the trees!

Drop in any time between 10.30am – 3pm.

£2.50 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Activities take place in the Old School Room at the Lyceum, Bridge Street, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ.

Outdoor theatre
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 to purchase tickets visit,  www.folksytheatre.co.uk 

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 to purchase tickets visit, www.folksytheatre.co.uk