Information and Advice about the Coronavirus PSVT Closure
UPDATE: 10th July 2020

In line with Government guidelines, the PSVT offices, our museum, Edwardian worker’s cottage, tea room and community hub at Bridge Cottage remain closed at the present time, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We are continuing our work behind the scenes and safely to ensure business as usual. From a public engagement perspective, we are delivering weekly podcasts and live craft and gardening activities for adults and children through our social media channels.

The majority of our landscape team have now returned from furlough and are busy planting bedding displays, cutting grass, weeding and litter picking to ensure the village is looking its best for residents and visitors alike.

In due course we will announce a phased re-opening of our offices, museum, and community hub, along with the launch of a brand new addition to the visitor offer, the ‘Soap Works’ gallery. Keep an eye on our website, social media channels and village noticeboards for further information.  If you need to get hold of us, please do so by calling 0151 644 4800 or emailing

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Port Sunlight very soon. In the meantime, stay safe and stay well.


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Visit the museum

Museum opening times

Daily: 10am – 5pm
Closed: 25th and 26th December and 1st January.

Museum admission

Adults: £4.50
Concessions: £4.00
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.

Getting here

Port Sunlight is nestled between Liverpool and Chester, near to the M53, and close to mainline and local railway and bus services.

By Car

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.

By rail

The nearest local stations are Bebington and Port Sunlight on the Chester/ Ellesmere Port to Liverpool lines (Wirral line).

By bus

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.