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A beautiful and majestic museum was located in the heart of the model village in Wirral. It tells the story of ‘soap king’ William Hesketh Lever, his great vision for the village and the lives of the people who lived and worked in Port Sunlight. It has displays from the vintage soap packaging to Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles in the village in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models, and an array of intriguing artifacts you can discover the tale of this inspirational vil

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Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery

0.13km from Port Sunlight Museum

The Lady Lever Art Gallery The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth and it houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. One of the iconic attractions in this area and The collection is strong in British 19th-century painting and sculpture, spilling over to include late 18th-century and early 20th works.

Birkenhead Priory

Birkenhead Priory

3.96km from Port Sunlight Museum

Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside founded in 1150. The remains of the priory are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The Otterspool Promenade

The Otterspool Promenade

4.35km from Port Sunlight Museum

Otterspool Promenade is a stunning riverside walk and accompanying area of parkland in South Liverpool. With beautiful views across the River Mersey, the promenade is an ideal place to go for a stroll, walk the dog, cycle or kite flying. The promenade adjoins the former private parkland estates of Cressington Park, Fulwood Park and Grassendale Park. It is notable for the excellent views it gives of shipping in the Mersey and over the river to the Wirral.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

4.36km from Port Sunlight Museum

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum stands at the core of the Wirral Museums Service, offering fourteen gallery spaces that regularly host changing exhibitions of national and local significance. It also houses one of the best art collections in the North West of England in its beautifully proportioned galleries. The gallery also hosts regular exhibitions that can include work by nationally and internationally renowned artists. There are regular musical concerts and the gallery is also a venue for

Princes Park Labyrinth

Princes Park Labyrinth

4.51km from Port Sunlight Museum

Prince's Park in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, is a 45 ha municipal park, 2 mi south east of Liverpool city centre. In 2009, its status was upgraded to a Grade II* Historic Park by English Heritage. With its serpentine lake and a circular carriage drive, the park set a style which was to be widely emulated in Victorian urban development, most notably by Paxton himself on a larger scale at Birkenhead Park. Princes Park also influenced its near neighbour, Sefton Park.

U-boat Story

U-boat Story

4.53km from Port Sunlight Museum

View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat at this award-winning attraction, U-534, one of only four U-boats left in the world. Through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits you will gain a unique insight into life on board the submarine during wartime, and learn more about the history of U-534 through the well preserved artefacts. You will see into the cross-sectioned submarine and discover its amazing story through a highly interactive and exciting exhibition.

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Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.

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