A picturesque town with more than 900 Grade II listed houses and public buildings, Port Sunlight was founded in 1888 by the industrialist William Lever as a self-contained community for his soap factory workers.
The village today is an immaculately preserved example of early town planning. A prototypical garden city, Port Sunlight’s manicured gardens and parklands offer abundant green space for the village’s residents and visitors, while cultural institutions like the Lady Lever Art Gallery and The Gladstone Theatre provide access to the arts.
With just 2,000 residents, Port Sunlight is home to a small but thriving community
An online hub containing local histories from Port Sunlight, a model village and conservation area in England’s north-westExplore the site
Following four themes that reflect the foundations of civic life in the village, this series of short podcasts features interviews with locals about their experiences of lockdown in Port Sunlight.
The Lockdown Collecting project invites Port Sunlight’s residents, businesses, groups and communities to share photographs and videos that represented their experiences during 2020