Be captivated by charming Port Sunlight village

Wirral, Merseyside

Created as a perfect model village, Port Sunlight is the ideal destination for a day out. Relax in peaceful surroundings and see outstanding art.

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A short trip from Liverpool city centre, Port Sunlight seems like another world. A model village created by Lord Leverhulme in the late 19th century, it was originally built as a home for workers at the nearby Lever factory. It was the work of over 30 architects and is now beautifully maintained by proud residents to look almost exactly as it did when first built. 

Discover the story of the village at the Port Sunlight Museum, from its beginnings to its current status as a working, living tourist destination. Stroll through the peaceful village to the Lady Lever art gallery, containing outstanding 18th- and 19th-century works, it was built in honour of Lord Leverhulme’s beloved wife as a place for villagers to see magnificent, world-famous artworks, including Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. 

Bebington is the closest rail station, a 14-minute journey from Liverpool Central, itself just over 2 hours from London.

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