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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center

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Address: Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 290202
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With the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trinity...

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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really interesting, my first lighthouse!

Setting aside the location, which would be a reason to go for itself, a interesting museum with really good tour. Learnt a lot about lighthouses. And as for the location; feels... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Setting aside the location, which would be a reason to go for itself, a interesting museum with really good tour. Learnt a lot about lighthouses. And as for the location; feels better than Land's End. It's also the most Southern point!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

wear sensible walking shoes,lovely place to visit some nice little shops to see and a lovely little place to get your cream teas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Got an opportunity to take a tour of the lighthouse. It was very informative and very enjoyable. The staff are friendly and informative too. The children on the tour seemed to be enjoying it but I'd say it's more suitable for older children. The ice creams are amazing too with little lighthouse chocolates in them. Definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The tour is worth the time because it is we'll done and educational. You do have climb narrow stairs, two sets. The history is interesting, as is the information on how lighthouses in Britain operate today. The tour is £7.50 and worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What a thrill to be able to climb the lighthouse and look out from the top. Our tour guide, Jimmy, is very knowledgeable and took good care of his guests. (Children can go up too.) The visitors centre appeals to all ages with interactive features for children. The surrounding area is stunning and worth exploring. A walk down to Lizard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We popped in on the spur of the moment when we were going for a walk. Felt very welcome and the free tasting of the ice creams were a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great exhibit, great ice cream, great shop. The staff were well informed and helpful. The grounds were well maintained and all the information was helpful and engaging. Top tip - check the hight of your children as my son was too small for the lighthouse tour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Did not realise that it was not National Trust until you have to pay. Could not manage the stairs up to the top. A few large pieces of machinery to look at and some boards on the walls with lights explaining how different systems work. Visit did not take long.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great place to visit, well presented and a little bit of history with some great views thrown in, great day out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Visited The Lizard and decided to go on the lighthouse tour. Very interesting and the lady doing the tour knew her history alright 😊 Very interesting and I would def recommend to anyone thinking of doing it. We loved it ❤

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