WORK starts this week to refurbish a Merseyside museum.
Port Sunlight Museum closed on New Year’s Eve for the project, the second phase of a five-year development plan which will see the creation of a special exhibitions gallery, a revamped gift shop and new signs.
There will also be improvements to permanent displays.
The museum will be shut until early February but its tea room and visitor toilets will remain open throughout.
Visitors will also still be able to book guided tours of the village there.
The project is being carried out with funding from the Biffa Award and Port Sunlight Village Trust.
The museum will reopen with a special exhibition on Lady Lever, the wife of village founder William Hesketh Lever, on the centenary of her death.