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Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

  • Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre
  • Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre
  • Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre
  • Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, Lizard Peninsula., TR12 7NT

Tel: 01392 290202

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Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, a fun, interactive visitor experience.

The only Lighthouse you can climb in Cornwall awaits you; climb to the top of this 260 year old Lighthouse; discover its secrets and see the breathtaking views. With one amazing journey to the top you will come face to face with the lens, see breathtaking views and lose yourself in the romance of these amazing icons

The Lizard Lighthouse is Cornwall's most southerly land lighthouse which has been shining a light for over 260 years, guiding ships safely home.

With the help of the National Lottery, the Lighthouse Engine Room has been developed into an interactive learning centre. There is something for everyone. Be that powering up the foghorn, understanding satellite navigation for the Mariner, to the food you need on Rock Lighthouses. Hands on fun for all!

Things to do:

* Listen to Lighthouse Keepers
stories about life on Rock
* Track ships live as they
battle through stormy waves.
* Build a giant foam
lighthouse, as tall as you!
* Send a message using Morse
Code or learn to spell your
name, using Semaphore Flags.
* discover our two 12 ft
lightvessel optics; see how
they dazzle as they show how
light can dance around.
* Be amazed at the wave
damaged solid bronze Bishop
Rock Lighthouse doors and
much more.

New Exhibition from April 2018: Focussing on what shipping & seafaring means to Britain, plus new interactive game table.

Opening Times:
11.00 am - 5.00 pm

Mar: From 25th onwards
Sun - Thurs
April Sun - Thurs
May: Sun - Thurs
June: Sun - Thurs
July: Sun - Thurs
Aug: Sun - Thurs
Sept: Sun - Thurs
Oct: To 25th Sun - Thurs

Trinity House reserves the right to close for operational reasons at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For details of last minute closures please check the Trinity House Website

Admission Charges:

Heritage Centre, Lighthouse Tour & Grounds

Adult: £8.00
Children: £5.00
(to age 16)
Saver Child: £4.00
(with purchase of 2 adults tickets)

Heritage Centre & Grounds only

Adult: £3.50
Children: £2.50
(to age 16)
Saver Child: £2.50
(with purchase of 2 adults tickets)

Pre booked groups/school visits welcome - see website for current prices.

Establishment Facilities:

* Shop and refreshment
facilities available
* Toilet facilities on site
* Dogs welcome inside the
Heritage Centre


Lizard Lighthouse is signposted from Lizard Village on the A3083 from Helston, TR12 7NT.

Safety Notice

* Children are welcome but must be at least 1.1m in height and physically capable of ascending and descending the staircases by themselves unaided. Under no circumstances can children or babies be carried up or down the staircases in the lighthouse.

* Sensible footwear must be worn (open toe sandals, without heel straps, flip flops, high heeled footwear and bare /stocking feet are not permitted). Alternative shoes can be provided.

* Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart or respiratory conditions is advised not to ascend the tower.

Other H&S restrictions may apply and the detailed H&S notice is available to view on the Trinity House website

Further Information:

Visits to the Lighthouse are managed by Cardona Heritage under licence from Trinity House.

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