Bridge Cottage

One of the Port Sunlight’s most distinctive Arts and Crafts-style homes, Bridge Cottage is today home to temporary exhibitions

Bridge Cottage is one of Port Sunlight’s oldest and finest cottages. Completed in 1892 by architects Douglas and Fordham, its design sets it apart from other cottages in the village.

The house has been used as a filming location many times, from Chariots of Fire (1981) to Peaky Blinders (2013-2022) and Tolkien (2019). Bridge Cottage’s first occupant was William Lever himself, who used it as an occasional home until 1900. It was then reserved for village residents of high standing from school headmasters to chief civil engineers.

What’s on at Bridge Cottage

Assignments 2024 – The BPPA Exhibition

Between 8 June – 1 September, step inside Bridge Cottage to explore the best of press photography from last year as The British Press Photographers’ Association present their annual exhibition in Merseyside for the first time. The exhibition is free to enter, donations welcome.