Port Sunlight Museum

An early 20th century stone building with leaded windows, in front of flower beds.
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Located in the heart of Port Sunlight, a world famous 19th century garden village, Port Sunlight Museum offers a unique insight into the origins and social history of one of Britain’s finest and most intact model villages.

Port Sunlight consists of over 900 Grade II Listed buildings and has one of the largest War Memorials outside of London.

Discover within Port Sunlight Museum what it would have been like to live in this village during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Within the museum see life size models of the visionary, William Hesketh Lever and principal architect, James Lomax-Simpson. Take in ‘Sunlight Spirit’, a twenty minute film set in 1914 before the declaration of the First World War. Explore the object gallery with real village memorabilia. There are also a number of hands- on interactives for you to enjoy such as design your own house or soap package.

A visit to Port Sunlight Museum is a must for those wanting to find out about Port Sunlight’s origins and social history.

As well as a visit to the museum pre-booked guided village tours can be arranged for groups. The tour takes in the principal buildings in the village and further information about life in this extraordinary village is revealed. Please call 0151 644 6466 to enquire.

Port Sunlight Museum provides a rich and unique learning environment. We aim to run a learning programme that is welcoming, accessible and enjoyable for all visitors. We offer hands-on workshops in our Learning Centre for groups ranging from pre-school, schools and colleges to older groups taking part in reminiscence sessions. £35 per workshop.

Free pre visit and familiarisation courses for teachers /group leaders. For further information contact, Clarinda Fidler Learning Officer on 0151 644 4803, fax 0151 644 7275 or email learning@portsunlightvillage.com.

Also now available, Holiday Cottages, an ideal base to explore the village and the wider surroundings, just 20 minutes away from Liverpool & Chester. T: 0151 644 4805 E: h.jones@portsunlightvillage.com

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open daily
10.00am - 17.00pm

Closed 25/26 December & 1 January

Admission charges

Adult: £3.75
Concessions: £3.00
Child: £2.00
Family Ticket 2+2 £9.99
Group Entry to museum (10+): £2.50 each

Additional info

Appointments can be made to undertake research on Port Sunlight by contacting historian M.Williams T: 0151 644 4809

Or for information on our collections facilities, contact S.Irwin T: 0151 644 4802

Both by appointment only.

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

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