Businessman, philanthropist and art lover William Hesketh Lever is the reason the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral exists. The founder of the Lever Brothers soap empire, he became a very rich man and spent some of his fortune on collecting art which he used as a marketing tool for his soap. He also put together this quite stunning gallery of his pieces so that everyone could see them. There are many highlights within the galleries’ walls but do look out especially for The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Millais’ The Black Brunswickers, The New Frock by William Powell Firth, Edward Onslow Ford’s The Snow Drift and The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt. There are also classics from British artists Turner and Constable alongside 18th century portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds.
Information on Lady Lever Art Gallery , Port Sunlight Village , Lower Road , Wirral
|Opening Times:||Daily 10:00-17:00. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome (Activity Rooms now open for children aged 0-6)|
|Location:||Signposted from A41 New Chester Road. Bebington railway station.|
Audio guides, Café, Disabled access - please check prior to visit as some areas may not be accessible, Free parking, Indoor & outdoor picnic areas , Shop
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