Your first port of call for information about living in Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight was established from 1888, when William Hesketh Lever bought land on which to build a factory, and housing for his workers. Years later, the factory and the village continue to thrive. There are now around 1000 residential properties in Port Sunlight, protected by listed status because of their historical and architectural significance.

The village is home to just over 2000 people, and is a truly unusual and wonderful place to live: with a museum, art gallery, theatre, community hub, school, church and social clubs, and acres of beautifully landscaped green space. A year round events programme which is open to everyone involves residents and visitors in celebrating the heritage of Port Sunlight together.

The village community in Port Sunlight is thriving, and there’s lots to get involved in. Many village organisations have volunteering programmes, including the Port Sunlight Village Trust, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Gladstone Theatre. There’s also a number of community groups across the village, offering a range of activities and always keen to attract new members from inside and outside the village.

As a resident of Port Sunlight, you are entitled to free entry into The Port Sunlight Experience, which includes Port Sunlight Museum, the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage, and SoapWorks, as well as a 10% discount on village walking tours and purchases made in our gift shop. For more information download the Benefits of being a Port Sunlight resident leaflet.




“It’s such a friendly place, with beautiful surroundings, and a rich history, and amazing architecture.”

Gemma and Norma

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