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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center

Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
+44 1326 290202
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Interesting couple of hours

reasonably priced if you go on the tour (which I recommend as there isn't much to do once you have... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2015
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Interesting exhibition

Interesting lighthouse exhibition, slightly over priced but a unique place to see a working... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2015
Dan A
Wells, 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 31 August 2015

reasonably priced if you go on the tour (which I recommend as there isn't much to do once you have been in the exhibition centre (which is quite small)Saying that it was an enjoyable couple of hours. If you have mobility problems don't go on...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Interesting lighthouse exhibition, slightly over priced but a unique place to see a working lighthouse in use. Be sure to check ahead to see if the centre is open prior to attending to avoid disappointment.

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

A lighthouse tour with free ice-cream tasting!! More luck than judgement as normally the lighthouse is shut on the day we turned up.(some sort of maintenance work) Very polite staff and a very knowledgeable guide in Declan. And a special thank you to the ladies...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

You can do just the heritage centre - about £10 for a family of four - or add on the lighthouse tour which takes the price to just over £20. The former is fine - with fog horn gizmos to sound, lighthouse films, lots of...More

1  Thank RoganJ
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Nice place to visit for a short time allow 1 hour. Not a lot to see, however the tour is good fun and all the staff love what there doing. Our guide was well informed and made it fun with some lovely stories. Free ice...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I read somewhere that if you continue passed the Pay & Display carpark down a quite tight lane you can park for free (about 20 places). This right by a small cafe & gift shop. You then walk back up the pathways to the Lighthouse....More

Thank martin b
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Take a trip to the light house a join the tour (you do need to be able to climb steep steps and need sensible shoes) if you don't want to join the tour you can still walk around the heritage centre and learn about life...More

Thank alcopop1
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We visited the lighthouse on a whim when making our way to the headland on a very misty day. It was one of the best detours we have made in a long time. The staff went out of the way to make us feel welcome....More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Travelling up to the top of the lighthouse was something we'd always wanted to do so we went on the lighthouse tour which gave us an insight into how the lighthouse operated when it first opened to how it operates now. The volunteer who took...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Visited the Lizard peninsula along with the lighthouse tour. We were able to park on the parking area in the village and pay a voluntary donation to park. After trying one of Annes legendary steak pasties we wound our way down the pathway to the...More

Thank Andy P
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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 !