• Open to the public

Portland Bill

50° 30'.848 N 002° 27'.384 W (not for navigation purposes)

Visitor Centre

***Please note that from 29 February – 2 March the lighthouse will be closed but the Heritage Centre will remain open.

With the help of a generous grant from its Maritime Charity, Trinity House has renovated the Visitor Centre at Portland Bill Lighthouse. Opened to the public on 29 March 2015, the impressive new main exhibit allows you to learn about the lighthouse and its keepers and find out about Trinity House, the organisation that operates the lighthouse and has safeguard the mariner for over 500 years. The new exhibition contains a number of interactive displays and historical artefacts and offers the opportunity to encounter a stormy sea journey in the exhilarating zone ‘Into The Dark’.

Visitors can also climb the lighthouse and see for miles along the beautiful Dorset Coastline, the world famous Jurassic Coast and out to the treacherous Portland Race.


Opening times at our Visitor Centres vary. Click on the calendar below for details.

Open – click date for times


Contact Details

Telephone icon +44(0)1305 821050
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Admission Prices

Visitor Centre Only

Adults £3.00

Children to 16 £2.00

Concessions £2.50

Family Ticket 2 + 2 £9.00

Visitor Centre and Lighthouse

Adults £7.00

Children to 16 £5.00

Concessions £6.00

Family Ticket 2 + 2 £20.00

Pre-Booked Groups 10+

Adults £6.00

Children to 16 £4.00

School / College

Adults (2 free with group) £6.00

Children to 16 £4.00

Group Bookings

Please telephone in advance for group bookings of ten or more people (see Contact Details above).

Prompt arrival at the Visitor Centre is essential. If you arrive late we regret we can not guarantee entry and your visit may be cancelled.

Health & Safety

We want everybody to have an enjoyable experience at our Visitor Centres and believe safety is a key contributor to people leaving with smiles on their faces. We have a few rules we enforce and would be grateful if you could take the time to familiarise yourself with them.
Health & Safety Guidelines