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Liverpool - Lady Lever & Port Sunlight

Then, cross under the Mersey to the Wirral Peninsula for a visit to the quaint village of Port Sunlight. This attractive Victorian garden village was built in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Leverhulme, for the workers in his soap factory. Every house is built to a different design, and even today, they are still mainly occupied by descendants of the workers or their families. Visit the Heritage Centre which explains the unusual history of the village, and enjoy free time to explore the centre at leisure.

Your guide will continue your tour of this fascinating village and it’s history. Progress past the social club, the Hall where the Beatles first performed together, the pub, and church (where Lever and his wife are buried). Lever aimed to provide for every aspect of his worker’s needs.

Next, arrive at the glorious Lady Lever Gallery. William Hesketh Lever established the gallery to enrich the cultural and educational aspects of the lives of his workforce and the public at large. The Lady Lever Art Gallery was opened in 1922 by Princess Beatrice (youngest daughter of Queen Victoria). It is probably the best surviving example of late Victorian and Edwardian taste and remains the only major public urban gallery built by its founder to house the collection he had assembled for it. Its collection is simply glorious – enjoy plenty of time to explore at your own pace, with your guide on hand to help answer any questions. The Gallery also has a very good cafeteria and gift shop.

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Tours in Liverpool

The Beatles Experience
Lady Lever & Port Sunlight
Liverpool, European City of Culture 2008
Chester City Tour
Snowdonia & Conwy Castle

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington