Events and opening times

2018 opening hours

Bidston Lighthouse opened to the public every Saturday afternoon from Easter Saturday (31st March) until Saturday 1st September, from 11:45am until 4pm.

Different arrangements apply during the Heritage Open Days in September.

The season concludes with openings on:

  • Sunday 23rd September, 12:45pm – 5pm, and
  • Sunday 14th October, 12:45pm – 5pm.

Guided tours start on the hour. First come, first served. Second hand books, souvenirs and light refreshments are available.

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).

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 on open days, for health and safety reasons.

Private guided tours of Bidston Lighthouse can be arranged all year round.  Contact us to book.

We welcome holders of International Lighthouse Passports and ALK Lighthouse Passports, and we can stamp your passport on site.

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.


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