Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village

23 King George's Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 5DX

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Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village
  • Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village
  • Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village host a range of events throughout the year
  • Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, a unique heritage attraction
  • Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, founded in 1888

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About Us

Port Sunlight Museum celebrates the unique heritage of the beautiful and historic industrial village of Port Sunlight - people, formal planning, architecture, and parks & gardens - from its foundation in 1888 for William Hesketh Lever's soap workers, to life in the village today.

Port Sunlight is an important tourist destination in the North West with 900 Grade II Listed buildings and declared a conservation area in 1978 and one of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction. It is the finest surviving example of early urban planning the UK.

The late 19th century village was built by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers, which eventually turned into the global giant Unilever. Lever was a philanthropist with a passion for art and architecture and Port Sunlight is an enduring testament to the achievements of this remarkable man. The sheer scale of his philanthropy was unprecedented and the whole of Port Sunlight is now a conservation area and a major visitor attraction.

The village is set in 130 acres of what can only be described as beautifully-maintained parkland with a mature treescape. Lever employed over 30 different architects in the building of the village and the result is an intoxicating mix of architectural styles enhanced by the parkland setting, giving tranquil scenes of great beauty.

Add to this some excellent public sculpture, one of the finest and largest war memorials in the UK and you have a truly amazing visit to look forward to.

There is ample parking provisions within the village. It is a place to explore and although everywhere is easily accessible by car, a walk through the village cannot be matched. There would be plenty to do and see along the way. The village facilities include Port Sunlight Museum on King George's Drive, the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a boutique hotel with fine dining available to non residents, high quality self catering holiday cottages, a garden centre, a village pub and plenty of tearooms. You can even book a guided walking tour of the village, in season, through Port Sunlight Museum. At key times of the year there are family activities, festivals and other special events.

To enjoy the best of Port Sunlight, we suggest you start your visit by calling at Port Sunlight Museum where you can pick up a self-guided village trail or an audio Multi-Media tour and discover some of the fascinating history of this special part of the our national heritage and obtain more information on the other facilities that this village can offer.

'tea' at Port Sunlight offers a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, quiches, soups and baked potatoes, with a choice of fillings, the tea room also has a wide selection of tasty treats such as tea cakes, muffins and delicious award-winning cakes and scones.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.75 per ticket
Concession£3.00 per ticket
(5 - 16 years)£2.00 per ticket
Group 10+£2.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

All year, 2018 (1 Feb 2018 - 24 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Closed 25,26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Directions

Road Directions

Leave M53, jct 4 and follow B5136 to Bebington. Follow the white on brown signs for 'Port Sunlight Village', on entering the village follow signs for museum. You can easily park at the front of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and walk across to Port Sunlight Museum, next to the 'Sea-Piece' fountain.

Public Transport Directions

Served by two stations, Bebington and Port Sunlight. Both are on the Wirral lines from Chester and Liverpool. Trains run approximately every 20 minutes. Bebington station is only a short walk away from Port Sunlight Museum and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Take bus 464, alight at Bebington Road; or bus 38 to Bebington station bus stop.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Ken612013
    Evesham, United Kingdom
    Afternoon out
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th November 2018
    Port Sunlight is a place of exceptional interest and the museum is worth a visit on it's own. To walk round the rest of the village is amazing, it is well kept and very nice. Read full review
  • Nick G
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Remarkable.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th November 2018
    What a place, the foresight that built this was way ahead of its time, similar to the Cadbury's village and Soltaire ,North Yorkshire and a pleasure to spend time there, architecturally impressive... Read full review
  • LichfieldBoy
    Lichfield
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 7th December 2018
    We were staying in a hotel less than a mile from Port Sunlight and, after finding that it had a museum, decided it would be a good way to spend an hour before heading home. However we were there over... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Civil Weddings
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Village Location

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Contact Us

Tel: 0151 644 6466

Tel: 0151 644 6466

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