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Port Sunlight Museum

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Address: 23 King Georges Drive | Port Sunlight Village Trust, Port Sunlight CH62 5DX, England
Phone Number: +44 151 644 6466
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Visit here first to explore the history of the village .......

A very reasonable price to pay for lots of information and display boards. Do not skip by the video as it gives you lots of insight into the differences between male and female... read more

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very reasonable price to pay for lots of information and display boards. Do not skip by the video as it gives you lots of insight into the differences between male and female workers. I found it fascinating that the women had to leave work once they had got married. Lord Leverhulme was certainly a man ahead of the times... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum, full of interesting information about the history of Port Sunlight and Lord Leverhulme. I liked the variety of exhibits, including some old artifacts. There are interactive things for children. This museum is well worth the modest entry fee.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, however I was slightly disappointed after the gallery, if you don't watch the video you would wondering why they charge so much for very little displays. All that said it does complete your day out.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited Port Sunlight after hearing it mentioned by someone at National Trust property I volunteer at. Did not really know what to expect, but was amazed by the entire place. The museum was a rich source of information set out in an accessible and interesting way. The story of Lever and Port Sunlight was fascinating and I would recommend a... More 

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Thank Rosemary D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Small and packed full of information. There are a lot of boards with written information with a few models to break up the text. The film is the best bit and the audio interviews about the Beatles playing in Hulme Hall were interesting. Overall, it's a bit expensive -£3.95 especially as the art gallery is free and entry to the... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

At £3.95 per person, at the time of our visit, you can't go far wrong. There's an interesting 20 minute video to start, then it takes about another 20-30 minutes (depending if you read all the information) to look around the museum. I'd recommend going to the museum before looking around Port Sunlight Village.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First time visiting port sunlight and it won't be the last. A pleasant stroll around the village looking at buildings and gardens, followed by a visit to the museum. Not the biggest museum but an interesting place to visit. Nice coffee and cake in the cafe.

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St Martins, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This gives the history of both Sunlight Soap and how the \lever Brothers built up the business and provided homes for their workers. I certainly would love to live there!

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North of London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The selection of art was wonderful and it largely came from one collection. Loved the Pre-Raphaelite art and the guided tour which was free gave a good insight into Lord Lever. The man was good to his workers in an outstanding manner.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This museum gives a good insight into the lives of the people of Port Sunlight also Lord Lever. The village has a variety of building styles.

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