COVID-19 UPDATE

Last updated 15th October 2020. We are currently open for tours on selected days throughout October and November, please see the calendar below for further details. Access to the Visitor Centre is only available to those taking a tour of the lighthouse.

In October, our shop is open everyday 10am - 5pm except Fridays, please see the calendar below for November's opening.

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 shop and for lighthouse tours, unless exempt and payment by card is preferred.

Portland Bill Lighthouse visitor centre

Newly opened in 2015, the former lighthouse keepers' dwellings now feature fun and informative maritime displays and interactives

With the help of a generous grant from its Maritime Charity, Trinity House has renovated the Visitor Centre at Portland Bill Lighthouse. Opened to the public on 29 March 2015, the impressive new main exhibit allows you to learn about the lighthouse and its keepers and find out about Trinity House, the organisation that operates the lighthouse and has safeguard the mariner for over 500 years. The new exhibition contains a number of interactive displays and historical artefacts and offers the opportunity to encounter a stormy sea journey in the exhilarating zone ‘Into The Dark’.

In 2019, Portland Bill Lighthouse underwent a modernisation project and the character and range of the main navigation light were changed, decreasing from 25 to 18 Nautical Miles. New LED lanterns were installed and the rotating optic was relocated and placed on display at the base of the tower.

If you are planning to arrive at the centre towards the end of the day we would advise calling the lighthouse on 01305 821205 prior to arrival to confirm the final tour time and remaining availability.

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.

Please note at this time, access to the Visitor Centre is only available to those taking a tour of the lighthouse.


Admission prices - Visitor Centre only

Adults £2.50
Child (age 16 and under and accompanied by a paying Adult - max 4 children per Adult)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Free

Admission prices - Visitor Centre and Lighthouse

Adults £7.50
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children)

£22.00
Child (age 16 & under)
Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
£5.50
Concession £6.50

Portland Bill Lighthouse Visitor Centre accepts both cash and card payments - during this time, card payments are preferred.

Please note, Trinity House reserves the right to close for operational reasons at short notice.

Portland Bill Lighthouse is located on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Portland, 1.2 miles south of the village of Easton.

Parking

There are a number of car parks very close to the lighthouse.

Public Transport

Frequent bus service from Weymouth - Route 1A