Latest government update on the reopening of the Village

17th March 2021

As part of the new four-step roadmap to lifting lockdown, the UK Government has confirmed that museums across the UK can reopen no earlier than 17th May. This official guidance forms ‘step three’ of the reopening plan for England.

Although we had hoped to welcome visitors back to our museum sooner, we understand the UK Government’s caution and remain optimistic that come the summer months our doors will be open. In preparation, we are working hard to ensure our visitor experience is top notch and our facilities Covid-19 secure. Booking will be essential and numbers restricted. Check out our brand-new ticketing hub on the website

But you don’t have to wait until summer to engage with us! In line with the UK Government’s roadmap to recovery, we’ll be slowly introducing some old favourites to the village over the coming months along with some new treats.

  • By Easter, we hope our Food & Beverage concessions will be back on the museum green serving take-out drinks and ice cream.
  • We can’t do an Easter trail this year, but we hope you’ll enjoy our online egg designing competition with special Easter prizes to be won, along with a new treasure hunt app created by Puzzle Duck.
  • By late April, we are aiming to relaunch the guided walking tour programme and for the first time visitors will be able to tour our museum virtually, including the brand-new SoapWorks exhibition!

Until then, you can join in with our work in the following ways:

  • Explore our first online exhibition Drawn Together and discover some of the original architectural drawings of Port Sunlight.
  • Visit our You Tube Channel which features interviews with members of our team covering topics from tourism to community, landscape to the built environment.
  • You can join in some of our brilliant community activities by visiting Port Sunlight Community Hub Facebook
  • You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

For now, our offices, visitor and community facilities will continue to remain closed to the public but as we have been doing, we will continue to work away to care for the village, engage with the community, and plan for the reopening after 17th May.

If you need to get hold of us, you can do so as follows:

For PSVT residential and commercial tenant enquiries, including issues relating to maintenance, repair and conservation, call 0151 644 4800 or email

For community engagement, call Claire on 07592 035 923 or email

For group and education bookings, events and guided tours, call Marie on 07514 648 571 or email

For fundraising enquiries – including commemorative benches, the Port Sunlight Lottery, legacies, and donations – call Sarah on 07592 035 051 or email

The village itself remains open to members of the local community looking for a place to exercise, walk the dog, or be uplifted by the beautiful architecture and well-manicured landscape. When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming visitors back to Port Sunlight.

Until then, stay safe and stay well!

With sincere thanks and best wishes from all the team at PSVT.