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Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight is a true delight. Built at the end of the 19th century, this garden village was originally built as a home for workers at the nearby Lever factory. This model village is the work of over 30 architects, and the variety of architecture and the beauty of the buildings is unique in the area. In 1922 the Lady Lever Art Gallery was opened; housing the magnificent personal collection of the first Lord Leverhulme it was named in memory of his wife.

Port Sunlight is a truly beautiful village to visit. Any walk around the village affords views of some of the most exciting village architecture of 19th century England. With each block of houses designed by a different architect, Port Sunlight provides visitors with a charming and interesting day out.

At the centre of the village are two of the very best attractions in the North West, the Lady Lever Art Gallery, and the Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village.

The Lady Lever Art Gallery is world famous for it's collections which include outstanding furniture, the finest collection of Wedgwood jasperware in the UK, and world famous works of art, (including Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and the work of Gainsborough, Stubbs, and Millais, and dramatic masterpieces by Constable and Turner).

The Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village offers unique insight into the life of the villagers and workers of Port Sunlight, durng the late 1800's and early 1900's.

 


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