The Port Sunlight Experience – Plan your visit

Make the most of your visit to Port Sunlight and see it all with one special ticket.

Built in 1888 by William Lever to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is one of the finest examples of an industrial worker village in the world. The village’s 900 Grade II listed houses and 130 acres of beautiful gardens and parks make it an inspiring place to explore all year round.

We don’t want you to miss a thing on your trip. That’s why we’ve created the unique Port Sunlight Experience ticket. This gives you entry to:

  • Explore the history of this special village at Port Sunlight Museum
  • Experience what life was like here over a century ago in the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage

You can also extend your experience by booking a place on a guided walking tour. It’s your chance to join one of our expert guides to discover the beautiful architecture of the village and uncover the layers of its history.

Pre-booking tickets isn’t essential, however we recommend booking in advance for our walking tours – book online here.

Map of Port Sunlight


Opening times

Port Sunlight Museum and the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage
Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–4.30pm.

Port Sunlight walking tours
Wednesday–Sunday, departs from Port Sunlight Museum at 11.30am and ends at 1pm (90 minutes). Spaces are limited.


Prices

Port Sunlight Experience Ticket:

Adult £8.00
Concession £7.00 Student; and 60+
Child (5-16) £5.50
Family (2+2) £24.00

 

Walking Tours:

Adult £7.00
Concession £6.00 Student; and 60+
Child (5-16) £4.00

 

Port Sunlight Experience Ticket + Walking Tour:

Adult £13.00
Concession £11.00 Student; and 60+
Child (5-16) £7.00
Family (2+2) £34.00

Eating and drinking

There are several places to eat and drink in Port Sunlight. From traditional tea rooms and a comfortable pub to takeaway treats on the Museum Green, you can find our recommendations here.


Getting here

To begin your experience, we’d recommend beginning at Port Sunlight Museum, 23 King George’s Drive, Port Sunlight CH62 5DX.

Located on the Wirral just 30 minutes from Chester and 20 minutes from Liverpool city centre, Port Sunlight is easy to get to.

By road from Liverpool: Exit Queensway tunnel (toll charges apply) A41, follow signs to Port Sunlight. From M53 Junction 5, A41 to Bromborough, follow brown signs to Port Sunlight. Enter village, then follow brown signs to Port Sunlight Museum.

By road from elsewhere: Exit M53 junction 4, Clatterbridge roundabout, B5137 Bromborough, then B5136 Bebington, follow brown signs to Port Sunlight and Port Sunlight Museum.

By train: Port Sunlight is served by two stations: Bebington and Port Sunlight. Both are on the Wirral line from Chester & Liverpool. Day saver tickets are available, visit www.merseyrail.org


Accessibility

Port Sunlight Museum has toilets, including an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

Port Sunlight Museum has level, step-free access. The Worker’s Cottage has one step at the entrance. Due to the nature of the property, the first floor is only accessible via a narrow staircase, however we can provide you or your guest with a tablet to enjoy a virtual tour of the Worker’s Cottage.

Only assistance dogs are allowed inside our attractions (Port Sunlight Museum and the Edwardian Workers Cottage), however dogs are very welcome outside in Port Sunlight and we have plenty of green spaces for you explore together. Please tidy up any dog waste using the bins provided around the village.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility, please email info@portsunlightvillage.com or call 0151 644 6466.


Parking

There is plenty of free parking available around the village, including opposite Port Sunlight Museum and Lady Lever Art Gallery. Please park responsibly and be considerate of local residents. Go to our getting here for more information.