Health and Wellbeing
William Lever created Port Sunlight in response to the appalling living and working conditions in Britain’s cities during the late Industrial Revolution period.
Through an experienced guide, your group will discover just how well Lever looked after his workforce and their families. One of the things that makes Port Sunlight so significant is the quality of the housing, the number of social and leisure facilities William Lever provided, and the health and safety provision in the Lever Brothers factory.
You will visit a recreated Edwardian worker’s cottage, brought to life using original architect’s plans and new research, providing an insight into what it was like to live in Port Sunlight in the 1910s. Spend time exploring the formal parkland, cottage gardens, and recreational buildings and outdoor spaces, many of which are still used today.
Having enjoyed a special lunch in the original village school building, your group will head to nearby Thornton Manor, once the Leverhulme family home. Here you will experience a behind the scenes tour of this stunning historic property, understanding the personal importance Lever placed on healthy living, including his outdoor bedroom!