Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

Our flagship visitor centre reopened in 2009 with interactives, bright displays, historical artefacts and a shop with gifts for all ages

With the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trinity House renovated the Engine Room at Lizard Lighthouse, retaining some of the old engines. It now also features new exhibition material, an audio visual room and a number of interactive displays. The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2009 by HRH The Princess Royal.

The distinctive twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. See displays depicting Trinity House's history, housed in the original engine room. It was commissioned in 1752. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Tours of Lizard Lighthouse are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

Admission prices -

Heritage Centre & Lighthouse Tour

Children (age 16 & under)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Saver Child (with purchase of 2 adult tickets)
Passport holder

Admission prices -

Heritage Centre & Grounds

Children (age 16 & under)
Saver Child (with purchase of 2 adult tickets)
International Lighthouse Passport Holders

Please let us know how your visit went by filling out our visitor satisfaction survey

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre Half-Term Ice-Scream Special 2017

If you dare, join us at the Lizard Lighthouse for one of our Ice-Scream Events.

Ghostly Tales tours on Wednesday 25th October 5-7 pm.

This includes a ghostly tales tour (tales from lighthouse keeper’s logbooks), access to Heritage Centre, and building your own premium ice cream sundae.

Tickets are a spooky £13 each with a less scary discount rate of £10 for international lighthouse passport holders.

Booking essential. Spaces limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Contact details: 01326 290202

The only Trinity House lighthouse in Cornwall you can climb up.

Children are very welcome but they must be at least 1.1 metres in height and physically capable of ascending and descending the staircases by themselves unaided.

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The lighthouse is well signposted from Lizard village, which is approximately one mile away. Lizard village is on the A3083 from Helston.


National Trust car park next to entrance gate. Please note: The road from the village to the lighthouse is not suitable for large vehicles such as coaches.