Last updated 10th May 2021 - We are currently closed, however we hope our Gift Shop and Visitor Centre will be able to welcome visitors from 17th May. In line with the latest government guidance, an update will follow as to when Lighthouse Tours can resume.
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. Please see our COVID 19 Risk Assessment below, in our Health and Safety Section.
Please note that face coverings will be required for both access to the Gift Shop and Visitor Centre, unless exempt. Payment by card is preferred.
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.
Tickets are purchased on the day, from the Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre directly, subject to availability.
Admission prices -
Heritage Centre & Lighthouse Tour
|Children (age 16 & under)
Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
|Concession (Student/Senior Citizen)||£7.50|
|Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)||£25.00|
Admission prices -
Heritage Centre & Grounds
|Children (age 16 & under)||£2.50|
|Concession (Student/Senior Citizen)||£4.00|
|Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)||£12.00|
Lizard Lighthouse Visitor Centre accepts cash and credit / debit card payments. During this time, card payments are preferred. Cards accepted are: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and China Union cards, as well as contactless payments through Apple and Android phones and watches.
School Bookings - COVID-19 Update
Updated 11 September 2020 - 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.
The distinctive twin towers of the Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain.
You can climb the Lighthouse. See the breathtaking views from the top. Learn about the workings of the Lizard Lighthouse and the different aids to navigation and light sources. Understand how satellite navigation and emerging technology helps the mariner. Listen to lighthouse keepers’ stories and learn about living and working in a lighthouse. The main exhibit now features Trinity House artefacts previously on display at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. These include a magnificent pair of 12ft lightvessel optics as well as the solid bronze entrance doors from the Bishop Rock Lighthouse smashed through by storm waves!
Come and see the original hand-operated fire truck that the Lizard Lighthouse keepers kept on standby in the engine room. You can even build a giant foam Lighthouse, learn Morse Code and much more!
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.
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.