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
Explore various cultural and historical locations throughout Port Sunlight which make up its rich tapestry of heritage
Port Sunlight Museum celebrates the unique heritage of the beautiful and historic industrial village of Port SunlightView on Map →
A classical stone building displaying Victorian paintings, Wedgwood and 18th-century furniture.View on Map →
It is an active United Reformed Church, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.View on Map →
The founder of the village and employer of its residents, William Lever, was anxious to have a memorial to commemorate those of his workers who had been lost in the First World War.View on Map →
The Lyceum was built for William Lever in 1894–96 and was designed by the Chester firm of architects Douglas and Fordham.View on Map →
Bridge Cottage is Port Sunlight’s community hub: a home for events, meetings, clubs, chat, and plenty of tea and cake.View on Map →