Latest government update and how it affects the re-opening of Port Sunlight Village Trust museum and facilities

As part of the new four-step roadmap to lifting lockdown, the UK Government has confirmed that museums across the UK can reopen no earlier than 17th May. This official guidance forms ‘step three’ of the reopening plan for England.

Although Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) had hoped to welcome visitors back to their museum sooner, they understand the UK Government’s caution and remain optimistic that come the summer months their doors will be open. In preparation, they are working hard to ensure that their visitor experience is top-notch and that all facilities are COVID-19 secure. Booking will be essential and numbers restricted. Check out our brand-new ticketing hub on the website

In line with the UK Government’s roadmap to recovery, PSVT will be slowly introducing some old favourites to the village over the coming months along with some new treats.

  • By Easter, they hope that Food & Beverage concessions will be back on the museum green serving take-out drinks and ice cream.
  • There won’t be an Easter trail this year, but they hope you’ll enjoy their online egg designing competition with special Easter prizes to be won, along with a new treasure hunt app created by Puzzle Duck.
  • By late April, PSVT is aiming to relaunch the guided walking tour programme and for the first time, visitors will be able to tour the museum virtually, including the brand-new SoapWorks exhibition!

Until then, you can take part in the following ways:

  • Explore their first online exhibition Drawn Together and discover some of the original architectural drawings of Port Sunlight.
  • Visit the PSVT You Tube Channel which features interviews with members of the team covering topics from tourism to community, landscape to the built environment.
  • You can join in some of the community activities by visiting Port Sunlight Community Hub Facebook
  • You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

For now, the offices, visitor and community facilities will continue to remain closed to the public but they will continue to work away to care for the village, engage with the community, and plan for the reopening after 17th May.

The village itself remains open to members of the local community looking for a place to exercise, walk the dog, or be uplifted by the beautiful architecture and well-manicured landscape. When the time is right, PSVT look forward to welcoming visitors back to Port Sunlight.

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