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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center

Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
+44 1326 290202
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Worth visiting

We visited this Lighthouse and museum during a walking holiday in Cornwall. Very interesting and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claire F
light house

this was a wonderful 3 hours spent here at he point see my other review about the point, it is free... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael P
Andover, United Kingdom
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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.
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Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
+44 1326 290202
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this Lighthouse and museum during a walking holiday in Cornwall. Very interesting and worth spending some time there.

Thank Claire F
Reviewed yesterday

this was a wonderful 3 hours spent here at he point see my other review about the point, it is free parking for members of the National Trust, staff are just great and really helpful there.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stumbled upon the heritage centre on a very wet Cornish afternoon. (if the weather had been wilder, Lizard Point may have been closed.) Because of poor visibility, the lighthouse was sounding - a bonus you won't get on a fine day. The staff and tour...More

Thank Mermatron
Reviewed 4 days ago

For £8 not too bad as the tour takes you up to the top of the light (beware the stairs are very steep at the top and for ladies with skirts go up last and down first) the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. The...More

Thank t1mj1m
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this location parking for free inthe National Trust Car Park. The little shop and museum were interesting but I did not risk the stairs to the Lighthouse which was a disappointment but i still found the visit to be of...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend parking in the 'town' and taking the 5 or 10 minute walk to the lighthouse. Alternatively, if you choose to drive, it's a narrow road with few passing places and you also have to pay the National Trust for parking. This is...More

1  Thank Doob123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever been in a working lighthouse? No then get to the Lizard! The short tour is £8 a head and well worth it. Great history and tour guide was brilliant.

Thank maz9952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is the next country due south of the Lizard ?? We were surprised too but the tour of the lighthouse is a real must.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not particulary interested in lighthouses and in fact we only went there to buy icecream and didn't even have an abundance of time. But the shop advertised the "museum" and the actual lighthouse visit rather well, so we've got tickets and were not disappointed....More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lizard Lighthouse is a really interesting place to visit. We opted for a guided tour, two adults & 2 children cost £24. We spent some time in the exhibition & then met our tour guide James. James was really welcoming & gave a really...More

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Response from Margaret K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's £9 each this includes a passport that lasts for at least a year , you can give it to friends, it's £8 otherwise , we really enjoyed the tour , includes museum too !