Lady Lever Art Gallery

Port Sunlight Village
Port Sunlight
Merseyside
CH62 5EQ

Tel: 0151 478 4136

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult TicketFree

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

About

* Winner of 'Wirral Attraction of the Year' 2017.

Founded and built by Edwardian philanthropist Lord Leverhulme, the Lady Lever Art Gallery is set in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight. Inside, visitors will discover one of the most beautiful collections of fine and decorative art in the UK, including many world famous Pre-Raphaelite artworks alongside beautiful Chinese ceramics and Wedgwood jasperware.

The collections are an expression of Lord Leverhulme’s personal taste. He began collecting art in the late 19th century to use as advertising for the popular Sunlight Soap brand that helped to create his fortune. British art, Chinese porcelain, Roman sculpture and Greek vases as well as Eighteenth century furniture found its way into his collection and can now be seen on display.

For visitors with families, there are activity rooms where younger children can create their own works of art inspired by the Lady Lever collection, as well as dress up, read and be creative.

A visit to Lady Lever would not be complete without enjoying the café and shop. The Victorian themed shop has a wide range of nostalgic gifts, books and jewellery. The café serves a delicious menu of main meals, light refreshments and afternoon tea. Free Wifi is available in the café.

On site parking is available and Bebington train station is a 10 minute walk away.
Free entry.

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Free Admission
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Liverpool: Go through the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel (£1.40 toll for cars, £4.20 for coaches). Once you leave the tunnel follow signs for Port Sunlight, driving along A41(New Chester Road) - the gallery is sign posted all the way from the tunnel and situated opposite Port Sunlight Museum. From elsewhere: Leave the M53 at junction 4, follow the B5137 and take the second left onto the B5136 towards Port Sunlight. Follow the brown and white road signs for Port Sunlight Village. Once you are in the village follow the signs for Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Public Transport Directions

By Train: The nearest station is Bebington although Port Sunlight is also within walking distance. They are both on the Chester and Ellesmere Port Merseyrail lines. Leave the station and come out onto Old Chester Road (use the ramp if you require level access). Turn left, cross at the traffic lights, then turn left again down Bebington Road, passing under the railway bridge. Turn next right down Greendale Road. Continue along the pavement on the same side as the cottages for approximately 400 yards until you see the Leverhulme memorial and the Lady Lever Art Gallery on your left. Take the pathway on your left leading into Windy Bank and towards the memorial and the gallery. The entrance to the gallery is to the right side of the building opposite the fountain. By bus: Take number 464 to Bebington Road bus stop (starts at Sir Thomas Street in Liverpool city centre) or number 38 to Bebington rail station bus stop (runs between Clatterbridge Hospital and West Kirby station). Once you get off the bus refer to the above directions from Bebington railway station.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    580
  • Very Good
    161
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • florenceCheshire
    cheshire
    Trip type:
    Couples
    I never get tired of the Lady lever
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    I have visited here so many times with so many different friends and family, not one person I have been here with isn’t in awe of what a wonderful place this is the collections are magnificent the... Read full review
  • June G
    Buckingham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A gem in a gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    Port Sunlight looks like the living environment that should be the norm. But to have such a beautiful collection of art within walking distance of home would be an ask too far! Just lovely! And... Read full review
  • Liz W
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    OUTSTANDING GALLERY
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    Visited recently with walking group. Been many times but always something new to experience. Etching exhibition on at present and a wonderful chinese exhibition. Highly recommend a visit. Lovely cafe... Read full review

Awards

  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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