Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre
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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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MysteryDiner2
Truro, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Wonderful visit with a numerous and very engaging guide, who took all the time in teaching world to make our visit as interesting and fun as possible. We were all sorry it came to an end!
A truly memorable day out that we shan’t forget.
Stairs up to the lamp room are not for everyone though.
Written 20 March 2024
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GeORgeziLLA
Port Orange, FL1,140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A definitely must visit if in Cornwall. Lots of history. Has a very good high point to view the ocean 360. Breath taking views.
Written 30 May 2023
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Mel B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful for all ages. Get a pasty and head down to enjoy the views and learn about lighthouses OK.
Written 11 May 2023
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Jayne H
United Kingdom57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Everything closed until spring 2023. Which is a shame as it was busy visitors wanting to visit the site . beautiful sea views
Written 5 September 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review unfortunately the centre is now closed but we hope to welcome visitor back again in 2023.
Written 11 October 2022
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Stephh91
Cumbria177 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The tour guide was really lovely, had some really interesting info about the history and future plans of the lighthouse. Good to see the light house up close before it’s replaced.

However, the museum centre needs a bloody good clean. Dead bugs inside some of the interactive displays. Spiders and webs on windows and walls.

Some of the displays didn’t work or weren’t turned on, probably over priced at £8.00 per adult, plus parking.
Written 21 August 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour but are sad to hear on this occasion the Heritage Centre fell short of expectations.
Written 15 September 2022
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Jenny T
Pembroke Dock, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Fun day out at Lizard Heritage Centre! Helpful that dogs are allowed inside as the weather was a bit unpredictable. Shame about the 1.1m height requirement for the lighthouse tour, but Evie’s quick thinking to organise a “future lighthouse keeper” badge for my upset 5 year old was really appreciated. Tour was fascinating and Evie was a great guide. Thank you all!
Written 17 August 2022
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rick s
United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Great day out, lovely staff full of information, great experience for young and old. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and lovely.
Written 14 July 2022
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jod
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
we stayed at the cottages,so had to go see the lighthouse.what a great place to visit.our tour guide was lawrence,lovely young man and very knowledgeable considering he had only been there 3 weeks.
very interesting place,they are going to be changing it to led bulbs in the future so go see it all while its still the way it is now.
Written 25 June 2022
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Kathryn Burnell
Cefn Cribwr, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Excellent experience,the children (5yrand 6yr)were in awe and didn't stop giving us information even though we were with them.loved the fog horn which we were fortunate to hear as we had watched the storm come in over the Atlantic.Teens were very impressed also
Written 19 June 2022
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z00mb1e
Wednesbury, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Wonderful experience. We're absorbed by the stories and atmosphere of this fantastic place. Absolutely worth the trip.
Written 8 June 2022
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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:30 - 16:30
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00



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