2017 opening hours
The lighthouse will be open every Saturday afternoon from April though August.
Then we’re running 15 free tours during the Wirral Heritage Open Days – but these are (almost) fully booked.
After that, we will open on these Saturdays: 23 September, 14 October, and 4 November.
Guided tours start on the hour at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm each day. First come, first served. Second hand books, souvenirs and light refreshments are available.
Advance booking is not required, except for the Wirral Heritage Open Days (for which it is essential).
Admission Charges. Free admission to the ground floor (reception) and oil room (bookshop). Guided tours of the signals and lamp rooms cost £2.50 (adult) or £1 (child).
Children must be 1.06 metres (42 inches) or taller to go up to the lamp room. All visitors to the signals and lamp rooms must be accompanied by a guide. There is no access to the lamp room balcony on open days, for health and safety reasons.
Private guided tours of Bidston Lighthouse can be arranged all year round. Contact us to book.
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Nearby Bidston Windmill opens from 10:00 am until 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month from April to September. It is closed during the colder months when hibernating bats resume their winter residence.