Port Sunlight Museum

Port Sunlight

Every Wednesday - Sunday, 10am – 5pm (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day)

About this Museum

Port Sunlight is a garden village, and the finest surviving example of early urban planning in the UK. It was founded by the industrialist William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) in 1888 to house workers of his soap factory. Set in 130 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, the village features cottages in a mix of architectural styles alongside community buildings (including the former Girls’ Club which now houses the museum), fine public sculptures, and one of the largest war memorials in the UK. The whole village is a Designated Conservation Area.

The Port Sunlight Experience

We don’t want you to miss a thing on your trip to Port Sunlight so start the New Year off right with booking this unique package to discover Port Sunlight Village.

The Port Sunlight Experience allows visitors to not only uncover the history of this special village at Port Sunlight Museum, but also experience what life was like over a century ago in the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage, and to enjoy the story of soap at the interactive SoapWorks exhibition.

To book the Port Sunlight Experience ticket, please visit the online ticketing hub https://tickets.portsunlightvillage.com



23 King George’s Drive
Port Sunlight
CH62 5DX



The Port Sunlight Experience Package:

Adult £8.00
Concessions £7.00
Child (5-16) £5.50
Family ticket £24.00

Group packages available –
check the website for details



0151 644 6466
[email protected]

Visit info

Length of visit

1 hour


Children’s activity sheets are available from the gift shop.
Self-guided walking trail leaflet for the village is available from the gift shop, or you can hire an iPod for a multimedia village tour.
Special events, talks and guided walks take place around the village throughout the year.


Gift Shop offering a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, books and art work are available at Port Sunlight Museum and SoapWorks.
Village tours led by Blue Badge accredited tour guides
Space is available to book for meetings, conferences, workshops, weddings and other special occasions at the Old School Room at the Lyceum.
Collections Study Centre offers access to Port Sunlight Museum’s Collection and Archive by appointment.


No photography in the museum without prior permission


Wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge at the museum if needed.
Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are also available.

Getting there
By car:

Follow signs from the A41 New Chester Road for Port Sunlight Village.
A free car park shared with the Lady Lever Art Gallery is available outside the museum.

By train:

Nearest station is Bebington or Port Sunlight

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