Events and opening times

2020 opening hours

Due to building works in the lighthouse cottages commencing late March, our opening season will start later this year, probably not before May. We should have a better idea by Easter.

Once the renovations are behind us, Bidston Lighthouse will open to the public on:

    • Sunday afternoons from 12:45pm to 5pm with guided tours at 1, 2, 3 & 4pm
    • and the first Saturday of the month from 11:45am to 4pm with guided tours at 12noon, 1, 2 & 3pm.

First come, first served. Second hand books, souvenirs and light refreshments are available.

Different arrangements will apply during the Heritage Open Days in September.

Admission Charges. Free admission to the ground floor (reception) and oil room (bookshop). Guided tours of the signals and lamp rooms cost £3.00 (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 (but we advise against coming in winter, as the lighthouse is not heated). Guided tours are charged at £3 per person, and we can offer coffee or tea and cake at an additional £3 per person. A minimum charge of £25 applies.  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.  The last Windmill opening of the season will be on Saturday 12th September, from 10am until 12 noon, during the Heritage Open Days.


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