Port Sunlight Museum

Welcome to Port Sunlight Museum

Our award-winning museum tells the story of William Lever and his vision to create a village for workers at his Sunlight Soap factory.

Step inside Port Sunlight Museum to explore how the village developed over the years, from the working and living conditions to the charming architecture, and meet the people who built it and lived here.

Things to see and do at Port Sunlight Museum

The museum is packed with tales and nostalgia from displays of vintage soap packaging to Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles in the village in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models and an array of intriguing artefacts, you can discover the tale of this inspirational village.

Don’t miss:

  • Selling Sunlight, a special exhibition exploring Lever Brothers’ innovative approach to advertising and packaging
  • A recreated 1900s grocers’ shop filled with Lever Brothers’ soap packaging
  • A huge model of the village created between 1960s-1980s
  • A family-friendly ‘design your own Port Sunlight house’ activity area
  • Sunlight Spirit, a fascinating 20-minute film telling the story of the village using archival footage (seating provided)
  • ‘Port Sunlight at War’, a display containing original artefacts, interactive videos and a searchable database of those listed on the village’s grade I listed War Memorial
  • ‘Beatles Over The Water’, a display exploring Port Sunlight’s unique place in the story of the Fab Four



Plan your visit

There is an entry fee to visit the museum and Edwardian Worker’s Cottage. You can pay on the day or book your ticket online in advance.


Opening times

Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–4.30pm



Port Sunlight Museum (including the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage)

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


Extend your experience

Your Port Sunlight Museum ticket also gives you a special discount on a walking tour ticket, so make sure to book them together either online or on the day.


A year’s worth of visits

We’d love to see you again, so that’s why your ticket will remain valid for 12 months from the purchase date, giving you the chance to explore Port Sunlight’s story again. Just remember to hold on to your ticket!



The museum has toilets, including an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities for paying customers only. There is level access at the entrance and throughout the museum. Please note the door to the exhibitions space is not automatic and you may require some assistance to open it. Assistance dogs are welcome inside Port Sunlight Museum, however we’re not able to allow non-assistance dogs.