Access and facilities

visitors, including a lady in a wheelchair, at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

© Mark McNulty

Information desks

The information desk is located at the main entrance on the ground floor. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

There are toilets available on the ground floor and in the café in the basement. The male toilets on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible and there is an accessible toilet in the basement. A Changing Places toilets are currently not available at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Baby changing

Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet in the café in the basement.

Lifts

There is a lift on the ground floor to the basement. Lifts to the mezzanine level are not available at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Cloakroom and Buggy park

There are free lockers available on the ground floor. There is an area to leave buggies in the café in the basement. We ask that visitors avoid bringing large bags into the gallery.

Seating

Seats and benches are available throughout the gallery. Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff.

Café and shop

There is a café and a shop in the basement. 

Picnic area

There are large areas of grass around the grounds of Lady Lever Art Gallery which can be used for a picnic. There is also an indoor picnic area available in our activity rooms from 12-2pm at weekends and during school holidays.

Prayer room

We do not have a dedicated prayer room, but visitors can use the education room if it is available. Please ask a member of staff.

Audio guides

Audio guides are available from the information desk for £2.50, or two for £4.50.

Accessible Parking

There are two blue badge parking spaces near the main entrance. These are owned by Port Sunlight Village Trust and we cannot reserve them for visitors. However there is plenty of free parking all around the gallery and in front of both entrances. The car park has a flat surface.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Two transit wheelchairs and one self propelled wheelchair are available to borrow from the information desk at the main entrance.

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Most videos and interactives throughout the Lady Lever Art Gallery have subtitles or British Sign Language.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

We welcome guide dogs and drinking bowls are available outside the main West entrance.  Audio descriptions are available for most of our interactives. Magnifiers are available on request from the information desk.

Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available outside main West entrance,

Autism

We want people living with autism to feel welcome when they visit us, and aim to make our museums and galleries more autism-friendly.

Please see our welcome guide to Lady Lever Art Gallery (pdf) which has photos of the museum and useful information for your visit. 

The Lady Lever Art Gallery has signed up to the Autism Charter, through Autism Together and the Connect to Autism scheme.

Autism Together

Resources

We offer resources including ear defenders, pop up tents and quiet rooms to use as safe, calm spaces if a visit becomes overwhelming. Ear defenders can be signed out from the welcome desk during your visit. Staff are trained to identify when a visitor may be in need of additional support, but please ask for assistance at anytime during a visit and call ahead if you have any questions.

Quiet time

Quiet mornings take place between Sundays 10am – 12noon where the museum environment is made more comfortable by varying light and sound levels where possible.