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Themed on Soap & Water Exhibition

Programme of monthly talks, June 2015 - January 2016:

Port Sunlight Museum presents a series of monthly talks covering subjects close to the themes of water and the development of Port Sunlight.

Each talk will take place at the Old School Room at the Lyceum, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ

Ticket £5.00, for each talk, available from the museum gift shop. Call 0151 644 6466 or



Thursday 25th June, 6.00pm

Port Sunlight: The Development of a transport infrastructure

By Graham Gladden

Graham looks at the story of transport, road, rail and sea, for both people and for freight in the development of Port Sunlight, from its inception through to the present day.


Thursday 23rd July, 2.00pm

The History of McTay of Bromborough

By Tony Barrett

Tony presents an afternoon talk, looking at McTay Marine Ltd of Bromborough, founded in 1974 as a subsidiary of McTay Engineering Ltd, with the intention to build small ships. Over the following 39 years the company went on to build over 120 vessels, many of them being complex and innovative designs.


Thursday 17th September, 6.00pm

Port Sunlight: Tales from the Riverbanks

By Stuart Irwin

Stuart talks about the story of life in the very early years of the village, featuring old stories, photos and testimonies of the first residents, how they dealt with water in their midst and what their lives were like. the talk also includes a detailed history of the Port Sunlight Swimming Pool.


Thursday 15th October, 6.00pm

The History of Bromborough Port

By Gavin Hunter

Gavin looks at the first commercial wet-dock that opened in 1725 in Liverpool. Nearly 200 years later in 1930 Unilever's Bromborough Dock. at the time the largest private dock in the world, was opened. This richly illustrated lecture will unfold the history of the surrounding area, known as Bromborough Port, and bring to life the fascinating social and industrial story of this unique development on the banks of the River Mersey.


Wednesday 25th November, 6.00pm

Prices Village: The Story of Bromborough Pool Village

By Glynn Parry

Glynn opens up the story of Bromborough Pool Village. Developed in 1854, it provided homes for workers in the nearby Price's Candle Factory, and the village stands in history as one of the villages constructed by wealthy industrialists that revolutionised the working and living standards of their workers.


Thursday 21st January 2016, 6.00pm

The Influence of Water on the layout of Port Sunlight Works & Village

By Gavin hunter

The factory and village of Port Sunlight are built on fields once interspersed with tidal creeks. Cattle grazed and crops grew on fields bounded by streams draining the countryside from far and wide. Find out more about how the position and layout of the new buildings and houses were influenced by these original features to produce Port Sunlight as we know it today.


Film footage from BTR Port Sunlight Road Race.

The Run


Port Sunlight Fun Dog Show

Sunday 2nd August

Registration at 11am on Museum Green

All bell behaved pet dogs welcome

More information coming soon!


Port Sunlight Outdoor Theatre

Folksy Theatre presents,


Wednesday 12th August, 7.00pm

For an evening of Hamlet in the Summer??? 

That's right!

Come and join the Prince Of Denmark as he battles his inner demons and seeks to avenge his late father - in true Folksy style!
This production will be filled with live folk music and colourful characters in an apt Victorian setting - it's Hamlet as you've never seen it before! 
Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs to enjoy this wonderful open-air production

Tickets from


Guided Walking Tours of Port Sunlight

Saturday 1st August until Monday 31st August

At 11.30am & 2.30pm

Meet at Port Sunlight Museum

More details to follow


Open Village Event & Founder's Day

With Thame Valley Classic Car Display on Museum Green

Part of Heritage Open Days

Sunday 13th September

11.00am - 4.00pm

Pick up an event trail from Port Sunlight Museum



Creepy Tales at Port Sunlight Museum

Saturday 31st October

More details to follow


October Half-Term

Family Fun Craft Activities

Tues 27th, Wed 28th & Thurs 29th October

1.00pm - 3.30pm

In the Old School Room at the Lyceum

No booking required, drop in!


Port Sunlight Museum

Visit Port Sunlight Museum's gift shop and find a beautiful selection of products including a new contemporary linen range of products, plus the popular traditional linen style of oven gloves, tea towel, bags and matching pottery depicting views around the village.

If you are looking for a book then take a look at the gift shop's vast selection, covering history, gardening, special interests including the history of Port Sunlight Village.

Sunlight soap, calendars, pottery, jewellery, mugs, gift packs and so much more.....

Open every day from 10am, call into the museum gift shop to find a warm welcome and a wide selection of quality gift products.

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T: 0151 644 6466 



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