Events & News

Sunday 17th August – Sunlight Vintage


Filled with all things retro! If you love Vintage clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories and home goods, you will enjoy browsing round the many stalls and racks filled with everything from the past!

Hosted by Port Sunlight Museum, presented by Pillbox Vintage Fairs, a wealth of Vintage products will be all under one roof within Church Drive School.

Also on display opposite Port Sunlight Museum: Vintage Bus - Horse & Carriage rides - Sunlight Stitchers with their display of crafts and wool making.

11.00am – 4.00pm - FREE entry

To find out more about Pillbox Vintage Fairs visit


Taking place each Wednesday in August in Port Sunlight Village

Summer Holiday Family Fun Craft Activities

6th - Knock Knock! – Come in and make a door hanger to hang on your room door at home

13th – Bags of Fun – Personalise a colourful paper bag with lots of craft materials

20th - Sunlight Scrapbooks – Join us in starting your own scrapbook to take home and continue a memory collection

27th – Terrific Trains – Make and decorate a cardboard train to take home

Each drop in session 1.00pm – 3.30pm

The Old School Room at the Lyceum, Bridge Street, Port Sunlight CH62 4UJ

£1.50 per child, no booking required


Saturday 2nd August – Saturday 31st August

Daily Walking Tours of Port Sunlight


11.30am – ‘Lever and Port Sunlight’

2.30pm – ‘The Houses of Port Sunlight’  celebrating the architecture

Please note* every Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August.

The Tour will be; ‘The Public Gardens of Port Sunlight’ (which will replace the 'Houses' tour)


Tickets Adult £6.50: Concessions: £5.50: Child: £3.50. Includes entry into Port Sunlight Museum

Starting from Port Sunlight Museum

Booking essential, 20 max per tour, call 0151 644 6466 or email


Sunday 7th September

WW1 Event – The Great Send Off

On 7th September 1914 700 Lever Brothers employees travelled from Port Sunlight to Chester by train to enlist in the 13th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment. They were the largest group of volunteers to sign up to the Great War effort from any works in the country.

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village will recreate this event on the morning of Sunday 7th September 2014 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Merseyrail, and working in partnership with the Cheshire Military Museum, Chester.

The event will begin in Port Sunlight with speeches and a musical fanfare from the Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass, before the 700 are transported to Chester by train. The volunteers will walk* as a group to the Cheshire Military Museum at the Castle where they will be formally enlisted.

If you are related to or have information about any of the 700 volunteers, please email our collections officer at 

*Information for the 700. Alternative transport will be provided from Chester train station to the Cheshire Military Museum for those with mobility issues.

The Great Send Off, recreation takes place on Sunday 7th September 2014 at Port Sunlight Village.

The list for the 700 volunteers is now full and is has closed.

If you would still like to be a part of this memorable event by being part of the crowd waving the 700 off, you do not need to sign up for that, simply attend on the day from 9.30/10am.

This event will take place outside Lever House/Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight.


Thursday 11th September

Heritage Open Days – 125 Lecture, Port Sunlight People

Lecture by the museum team and village residents talking about life in Port Sunlight.

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the first Port Sunlight residents.

Time 6.00pm

FREE entry

Hulme Hall, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight


Sunday 14th September

Heritage Open Days – Founders Day


Open Village Event

FREE entry

Pick up an information sheet from Port Sunlight Museum, then go off exploring the many houses, gardens and venues open to the public for one day only! Visit each property in any random preference, there is no set trail to follow, simply note the addresses and opening times and visit each at your own discretion.

*Please note - Residents homes open for a shorter period than village venues. Some venues may have limited access.


Thursday 23rd October

Evening Lecture by Stuart Irwin, the Museum’s

Collections and Research Officer talking on

‘The Origins, development and changing social scene of sports,

clubs and societies in Port Sunlight in the 20th Century’

Doors open 5.30pm Lecture begins 6.00pm

Tickets £5.00 available from Port Sunlight Museum

Lecture at The Old School Room at the Lyceum


Autumn half-term - Tues 28th, Wed 29th, Thurs 30th October

Family Fun Activities – Sunlight Spoons

Make a self-portrait on a wooden spoon or make one for someone else!

1.00pm – 3.30pm

The Old School Room at the Lyceum

£1.50 per child, no booking required, drop in sessions


Thursday 27th November

Lecture by Gavin Hunter, Leverhulme Historian

'Freemasonry' in Port Sunlight

 "William Hesketh Lever, the 1st Viscount Leverhulme and creator of Port Sunlight, was a very active Freemason. Two Port Sunlight Lodges were named after him and he was a founder member of many more lodges in the Wirral area.  This lavishly illustrated lecture will tell the story of the Port Sunlight Lodges, their meetings at the Lady Lever Art Gallery and elsewhere in the village, and Lever's personal involvement in Freemasonry".

11.30am & 2.30pm, FREE entry, booking essential.

Taking place at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Call 0151 644 6466 to book

Christmas in Sunlight

Sunday 30th November 2014

Craft making, festive afternoon teas, shopping

Come and celebrate Christmas in Port Sunlight with Port Sunlight Museum, their well stocked gift shop and festive tea room. Joining in with the festivities is the Lady Lever Art Gallery offering a selection of gift ideas in their gallery shop and an assortment of festive treats in their café! Not to mention the vast choice of home wares for interior and exterior living on sale in the Port Sunlight Garden Centre along with a delightful café suitable for individuals and groups.


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This is a great day out for all the family !

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