‘Soap’ is the Word for Top Northwest Destination.

19/05/2021

One of the UK’s most beautiful destinations for tourists is to attract new groups of visitors through a unique ‘roadtrip ’film. 

 

Port Sunlight Village on Merseyside, in the Wirral, was founded by industrialist William Lever in 1888. The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today it is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and a thriving community.

 

It’s always been of great interest to tourists and now Port Sunlight – no stranger to the silver screen – is soon to premiere a special promotional film made to help attract groups and coach parties from around the country.

 

Here is a link to the film: https://vimeo.com/551905934

 

Filming took place in April during a spell of brilliant sunshine. A local tour operator and blue badge tour guide were involved in the filming.

 

Arranged by Port Sunlight Village Trust, custodian of the village, working in conjunction with National Museums Liverpool’s world famous and iconic Lady Lever Art Gallery, the short film will serve as a remote planning tool for tour planners to help them put their tours and excursions together.

 

Steve Reed, MD of UK travel trade specialist company Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, is featured in the film which has been produced by Denbighshire-based film company Eastwood Media. The film showcases the various attractions and sites of interest to the coach and tourism industry.

 

The film locations include Port Sunlight Museum; the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage; the brand new ‘SoapWorks’ attraction and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

 

Sarah Preston is the Business Development Officer for Port Sunlight Village Trust:

‘Group tours are beginning to re-emerge around the country after the lockdown and we are keen to welcome back group visitors to Port Sunlight Village and remind them that we are still here. Tour operators and group travel organisers are all planning their visits and the new film will show them exactly what we can offer here in Port Sunlight Village, not just the old favourites but some brand new attractions as well,’ says Sarah. 

 

Statement from National Museums Liverpool

In 2022 the Lady Lever Art Gallery celebrates 100 years since it opened to the public to provide inspiration for all.  In that time we’ve shared Lord Lever’s beautiful collection of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite paintings, eighteenth century furniture, remarkable Wedgwood and Chinese ceramic collections and extraordinary sculpture with countless visitors.  With a varied exhibition programme in place for the anniversary year and beyond we’re looking forward to welcoming back group visitors to the village, we’ve missed you!

 

The final film is to be sent to almost 1000 UK coach and tour operators and group travel organisers.

 

Ends.

 

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