Events and opening times

Bidston Lighthouse will open to the public on the second Saturday of each month from May to August, 2024. We will run guided tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm each day. Doors open at 12:45pm.

Different arrangements will apply during the Heritage Open Days later in September, which must be pre-booked.

Admission Charges. Free admission to the ground floor (reception) and oil room (second-hand bookshop). Guided tours of the signals and lamp rooms cost £4 (adult) or £2 (child).

Restrictions. Children must be 1.06 metres (42 inches) or taller to go up to the lamp room, and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All visitors to the signals and lamp rooms must be accompanied by a guide. There is no access to the lamp room balcony (the maintenance gallery around the lantern) on open days.

Private guided tours of Bidston Lighthouse can be arranged at other times (but we advise against coming in winter, as the lighthouse is not heated). A minimum charge of £40 applies. Our “tea and tour” package is popular with history groups and ramblers. Please telephone (0151) 653 7816 (or use our contact form) to discuss your requirements.