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Events October - December 2014

Autumn half-term

Tues 28th, Wed 29th, Thurs 30th October

Family Fun Craft Activities

Self- portrait 'Sunlight Spoons'

Do you enjoy getting creative? Wondering what to do during half-term holidays?

Drop into one of Port Sunlight Museum's craft sessions and get busy make a self-portrait on a wooden spoon or make one for someone else!

With a selection of colourful paper, glue pens and material, you can have lots of fun making a spoon just like you!

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, limited seating, call 0151 644 6466

Hosted by Port Sunlight Museum, each lecture will be held in the Lady Lever Art Gallery.


Friday 31st October


Creepy Tales haunt Port Sunlight Museum!

Please note* both 7.30pm & 8.45pm now SOLD OUT

6pm tickets still available, book early as selling fast!

Join us on Friday 31st October at Port Sunlight Museum for an evening of dark tales for Halloween.

Drawn from the creepy side of the folk tale tradition, the stories will feature witches' tricks, betrayals, boggarts, ghostly musicians, goblins and wishes gone wrong.

These are tales to make you think and send shivers down your spine.

For truly spine-chilling experience come along to one of our performances

 Friday 31st October is the day Port Sunlight Museum turns into a dark, scary, spine tingling place full of folk tales and Halloween stories to make you shiver with fright!

Drawn from the bleak side of creepy stories filled with witches' tricks, betrayals, ghostly musicians and goblins, each performance will encase you into a world of darkness for an hour or so! Definitely not suitable for under 12's this night of fright will leave you with a sense of unease, until you return home to your cosy fireside and comforting cuppa.

Presented by Tom Hughes, a storyteller who has been sharing folk tales in castles, churches and historic houses across the UK for many years. His interest is in the lesser known stories of the tradition and shorter tales rather than the epics, with Tom performing six or seven tales within an hour.  His storytelling style is full of local folklore and draws the audience into the action, often including tunes played on traditional instruments to add atmosphere. 

Tom said, " I am looking forward to presenting my tales to those brave enough to enter this most charming and historical museum, it is perfect for the ambiance of the night.  I am a firm believer that stories are not just for children and this show is aimed at adults and teenagers who will enjoy these thought provoking and sometimes unsettling tales.  There is a long tradition of telling ghost stories during long winter nights and what better time than Halloween?” Amongst the creepy events of these tales, the audience will encounter boggarts, wishes gone wrong and the dead returning.

Each performance will last approximately one hour and be advised that they are not suitable for children under the age of 12!

Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

For ticket prices and information on how to book call the visitor services team on 0151 644 6466 or email

7.30pm or 8.45pm NOW SOLD OUT

6.00pm tickets still available, book early as selling fast!

Adult £6.00         Concession £5.00

This event will take place within Port Sunlight Museum with performances at tow time slots

Tom Hughes can also be seen performing at storytelling and historic music events across Cheshire this winter. His website is


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.


T: 0151 644 6466 –



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