Alison McGovern

Wirral South

Newly refurbished south end galleries at the Lady Lever gallery now open to view

I hope everybody had a lovely and peaceful Easter.

Since the announcement was made that the Lady Lever Art Gallery, set in the picturesque conservation village of Port Sunlight, was receiving investment to refurbish its South End Galleries I have been excited for their unveiling.

The galleries were revealed on Good Friday 25 March for viewing by visitors following £2.8 million pounds worth of investment as part of a regeneration project partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The gallery and the surrounding village of Port Sunlight is rich in historic and cultural heritage.

 It is dedicated to the memory of its founder William Hesketh Lever and his wife Elizabeth. As many Wirralians will know the village of Port Sunlight was built in the late 19th century to house Lever’s soap factory employees. 

The gallery keeps the historic significance of Lever’s legacy alive. It is very popular with tourists and serves as one of Wirral’s most important tourist attractions.

The galleries which were re-opened during the Bank Holiday weekend were originally closed for refurbishment in November 2014.

The new rooms will showcase items such as the Lady Lever’s world famous Wedgewood collection and the improvements works have been focussed on restoring these galleries to their former glory.

The following link incudes all the details about the new galleries and what you can expect when you visit http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/about/mediacentre/2016/start-your-easter-at-lady-levers-new-galleries.aspx

If you haven’t already paid a visit to see the refurbishments then I would like to encourage Wirral residents to do so. I am very much looking forward to visiting myself and admiring all the new additions the gallery has to offer.

 

 

 

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