Founded by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888, the picturesque village of Port Sunlight makes for a great family day out on the Wirral.
The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and a thriving community.
Stroll along the wide boulevard of The Diamond with its rose gardens, sculpture and charming architecture, or explore the tranquil park at The Dell. Admire the collections in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, visit the imposing tombs of Lady Lever and Viscount Leverhulme at Christ Church, and the War Memorial in the centre of the village.
Pick up a trail at the museum to fully help you explore all the village has to offer, including its interesting stories from soap packaging to the musical influence of the Beatles. Port Sunlight Museum really will give you a taste of what to look for on your travels. Your admission ticket for the museum will also grant you admission into the Edwardian worker’s cottage where you can get a feel for life in the village a century ago. The museum has a range of hands on activities and the worker’s cottage will help bring history to life for young historians. Children will be surprised what an original home looked like all the way back in 1913.
There are plenty of benches and green areas as you explore the village so why not take a picnic? Children will enjoy stretching their legs going for a run around in the parkland.
Family friendly craft workshops also take place in school holidays.
Additional information: *Ideal for pram and wheelchair users due to wide paths and no steep slopes. *Admission to the museum and workers cottage does incur a small fee. *Dogs permitted in the village but not the indoor attractions.