Heritage Open Days 2019

Bidston Lighthouse will take part in the 2019 Heritage Open Days programme. This year, the national programme will run from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September.

In Wirral, Heritage Open Days are co-ordinated by the Wirral History and Heritage Association. Full details of the Wirral Heritage Open Days programme are now available online, or in printed booklets from local libraries and selected outlets.

Bidston Lighthouse will offer free guided tours on Sunday 15th, Wednesday 18th, and Saturday 21st September, at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm each day. Booking is essential, as places are limited.

The 3pm tours on Sunday 15th and Saturday 21st will be “Family Friendly” – these will be more suitable for families with younger children.

Note that the Family Friendly tour originally scheduled on Wednesday 18th at 3pm has now been replaced by a History Tour.

How to book

*** Stop press: all tours are now fully booked. See our events page for end of season open days. ***

Booking is now open on Eventbrite. Please book online if you possibly can. It saves us a lot of time, and you’ll get a reminder.

Click here to book on a History Tour (recommended for adults and older children). This event is now fully booked.

Click here to book on a Family Friendly Tour (recommended for families with children aged 7 to 12). This event is now fully booked.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A. No. We will check your name against our list of everyone who has booked.

Q. Do you have a wait list?
A. No. It’s too much hassle. But we do run regular guided tours outside of Heritage Open Days for a small charge, and we can arrange private tours at other times (a minimum fee applies) – see our Events page for more information.

Q. I realise I won’t be able to come after all. Should I cancel the booking?
Yes, please. If you don’t cancel, your place won’t be available to anyone else.

Q. Is parking available on site?
A. Yes, but places are limited. This is unlikely to be a problem except on Sunday 15th September,  when the Observatory will also be open — on that day, please consider car-sharing, public transport or walking.


Bidston Lighthouse, drawn by Barry Boulton on 6 Sep 2014

Bidston Lighthouse, drawn by Barry Boulton on 6th September, 2014, during the Wirral Heritage Open Days.

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