Discover the village built on soap

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Discover the village built on soap (c) Port Sunlight Village Trust

Come and explore one of the finest industrial worker villages in the world.

Built in 1888 by William Lever to house the factory workers at his Sunlight Soap factory, Port Sunlight was a radical vision to provide a healthy and beautiful place for working-class people to live and work. Some of the leading architects of the late 19th and early 20th century contributed towards designing the blocks of Arts and Crafts-style cottages which line its leafy streets, with no two houses being the same.

(c) Port Sunlight Village Trust

(c) Port Sunlight Village Trust

Today, Port Sunlight is home to over 900 Grade II listed houses, stunning gardens and parkland, a fascinating museum, a world-class art gallery and a thriving community. No visit to the village is complete without exploring the Port Sunlight Experience. This is your chance to delve into the story of the village at Port Sunlight Museum, step back in time inside a recreated Edwardian Worker’s Cottage and immerse yourself in the science of soap at the interactive SoapWorks exhibition.

(c) Port Sunlight Village Trust

(c) Port Sunlight Village Trust

Located on the Wirral between Chester and Liverpool, Port Sunlight is an ideal place for groups to explore. The village offers extensive free coach parking, easy drop-off and pick-up points, disabled access throughout and a personalised meet and greet service. Groups can enjoy a guided tour from their own vehicle or a walking tour to discover beautiful architecture, picturesque gardens and parks, and impressive monuments.

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