Visit the museum
Museum opening times
Daily: 10am – 5pm
Closed: 25th and 26th December and 1st January.
Children (aged 5-16): £3.25
Family ticket (2+2) £13.00
Group of 15+: £3.50 per person
Be a Gift Aid visitor – UK taxpayers can choose to Gift Aid their admission at no extra cost which helps your contribution to our charity go further. Gift aided tickets last 12 months to allow return visits.
Port Sunlight Museum tells the story of William Lever and his vision in creating this village for workers at his Sunlight Soap factory. The displays explore how the village developed, from the working conditions to the charming architecture and lively social scene. The museum is packed with nostalgia, from vintage soap packaging to the story Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles, which took place in Port Sunlight in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models and an array of intriguing artefacts you can discover the tale of this inspirational village.
“Selling Sunlight” is the new special exhibition from 24th March 2018 exploring how William Lever made his soap company into a worldwide brand. From innovative advertisements, eye-catching shop displays and novelty gifts to encourage brand loyalty from a young age, Lever Brothers’ products became household names. Discover how Port Sunlight village itself was tied into the brand image and enjoy nostalgic displays of vintage packaging and a recreated grocers shop.
Your ticket also gives you a chance to step inside a worker’s cottage and experience everyday life in Port Sunlight in Edwardian times. Explore the family bedrooms, scullery and living room, which doubled as the kitchen, all recreated with the furniture and fittings of a bygone age. The historic cottage, Number 22, is right next door to the museum and you’ll be given a warm welcome by our volunteers.
Port Sunlight is nestled between Liverpool and Chester, near to the M53, and close to mainline and local railway and bus services.
If you are travelling from Liverpool, use the Birkenhead (Queensway) tunnel then follow the signs. From elsewhere, leave the M53 at junction 5 and follow the signs for Port Sunlight Village.
There is a free car park outside the museum.
The nearest local stations are Bebington and Port Sunlight on the Chester/ Ellesmere Port to Liverpool lines (Wirral line).
There are a number of options including:
464 bus to Bebington Road (from Sir Thomas St in Liverpool)
38 bus to Bebington railway station (runs between Clatterbridge Hospital and West Kirby station)
The museum has toilets, including an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities. There is a lift to the Tea Room on the first floor.