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

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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre February Half-Term 2018

Open 11am – 5pm Sunday 11 February to Sunday 18 February

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.

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Special Local Day 17 February 2018 Terms & Conditions
Cornish residents are invited to pay whatever they feel it is worth (from 1p) for entry to the Heritage Centre and then pay the normal advertised price for the Tower Tour upon production of proof of residency*

*Proof of residency can be in the form of a Bill, Drivers Licence etc. (Spaces for the tower are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis)

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.