Lighthouse visitor centres

Eight of our lighthouses are open to the public at certain times of the year


Last updated 10th May 2021 - Our sites are currently closed for tours, however our Gift Shop at Portland Bill Lighthouse is now open every day (except Fridays) 10am - 5pm.

School Bookings

Following current advice from the DfE against domestic trips for children under 18 in education settings we are currently unable to accept any school group bookings at our lighthouses. We will continue to keep this under constant review and update when restrictions allow.

Keeping visitors and guides safe is our top priority and we encourage everyone to follow the Government’s guidelines to keep each other safe and well. We hope that in the coming months we will be able to welcome you to our visitor centres once again.

Visit one of the eight lighthouses that we open to the public and experience for yourselves the unique life and the often spectacular locations that lighthouse keepers enjoyed. Each lighthouse has an informative guided tour, complete with panoramic views from the lantern room at the top of the lighthouse.

As each lighthouse is an operational aid to navigation performing a vital safety function for the mariner, there are a few restrictions that apply, so to find out more please read the Health and Safety Guidelines to make sure that you get the best out of your visit! If you have any questions about opening hours or admission rates, please remember to contact the lighthouse in advance.

We hope you enjoy your visit!