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) ||£4.00|
Passport holder ||£3.50|
Admission prices -
Heritage Centre & Grounds
Children (age 16 & under) ||£2.50|
Saver Child (with purchase of 2 adult tickets)||£2.50|
International Lighthouse Passport Holders ||free|
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Summer Ice-Scream Special 2017
If you dare, join us at the Lizard Lighthouse for one of our Ice-Scream Events.
Ghostly Tales tours on
Thursday evenings July 27th, August
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 7pm -9pm.
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
Booking essential. Spaces limited and on a first come, first served basis.
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.