COVID-19 Update

We regret to announce that Bidston Lighthouse will remain closed to visitors until further notice, for your safety and ours.

In March, we went into self-isolation for 12 weeks, in accordance with the UK Government’s Coronavirus guidelines then in force. As the initial period of lockdown draws to a close, we have reviewed the situation and determined that it is still not safe to re-open for the following reasons.

We cannot offer our usual guided tours because the internal configuration of the lighthouse makes it impossible to practice social distancing.

We cannot offer self-guided tours because:

  • of health and safety considerations unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • the small revenue from visitors could not cover more than a fraction of the cost of disinfecting between visits.

At this stage, it would appear very unlikely that we will be able to re-open this calendar year.